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Three PKU Professors listed in the 2017 National Talents Projects

NOV . 24 2017
Peking University, Nov. 23, 2017: Lately, the outcome of 2017 National Talents Projects, also known as the “National Hundred, Thousand, and Ten Thousand Talents Project” , has been published. PKU Professor Chen Ming, Fan Huijun, and Jiao Ning have been elected. They also win the honorary title of “Outstanding Mid-Aged Experts”.

Chen Ming, doctoral supervisor and professor of PKU School of Foreign Languages, was born in 1968. He was elected as candidate of 2007 Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. Professor Chen’s major research fields are Indian classical literature, cultural exchange history between China and India, and Buddhist language and documents. He is an expert in exploring the history of medical culture in ancient Asia and Europe. In recent five years, he has published Foreign Medicine and Culture in Medieval ChinaTexts and Language, and Indian Buddhist Mythologies, along with 36 papers in Foreign Literature Review, Historical Research, Journal of Literature and History, Studies in World Religions, Studies in Chinese Religions and other influential journals. He is also the chief expert of key research programs supported by the National Fund of Social Sciences in 2016. He has given lectures in many well-known oversea universities, such as Harvard University, Stanford University, and University of Princeton.

Fan Huijun, professor and doctoral supervisor of PKU School of Mathematical Science, was born in 1972. In 2008, he was chosen in the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. In 2013, he won the award from National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. In 2015, he was elected Yangtze Scholars . In 2016, he won the second prize of National Natural Science Award. His major research contains mathematical physics that related with quantum field theory and string theory, and geometric analysis. He has been invited for several times to visit research institutions like Max-Planck institute and to give lectures on international academic meetings. Professor Fan is also the organizer of East Asian Symplectic Conference.

Jiao Ning, professor and doctoral supervisor of PKU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was born in 1976. He won the award from National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2013, and was appointed as Yangtze Scholar. He mainly researches on pharmaceutical synthesis methodology through green drug synthesis and finding the cheap, effective, and green chemicals to lay the foundation of simple and effective construction of new and multiple compound library. For several years, he has used simple source compounds as raw materials to creatively develop new methods of synthesizing compounds. Professor Chen now is the vice director of national key laboratories of natural medicine and biomimetic drugs, the member of British Royal Society of Chemistry, and the editorial board member of Scientific Reports.

National Talents Projects select and help the outstanding middle-aged experts to lead and support the scientific development of China. Since the launch of the project in 1995, 72 members of Peking University have been elected.

Written by: Zhong Yaoqiong
Edited by: Yan Shengnan