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Four Scholars from Peking University Wins National Award for Women Scientists

JAN . 18 2018
Peking University, Jan. 12, 2018: On January 12, 2018, the 14th annual award ceremony of the National Award for Women in Science was held at Diaoyutai State Guest House. Professor Zhang Yan from the School of Life Sciences of Peking University and Professor Yang Li from the Peking University First Hospital received the National Award for Women in Science along with eight other domestic women scientists. Dr. Huang Qianqian from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Dr. Lin Lili from the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering (CCME) took up two of the four membership places of the “2017 Future Women Scientists Program” as backups  for the National Award for Women in Science.

Scene of the award ceremony

Zhang Yan

Zhang Yan, professor of School of Life Sciences, also works as a researcher at the IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Peking University. In 2007, Zhang was enrolled in the New Century Excellent Researcher Award Program by the Ministry of Education. She won the Peking University Outstanding Young Scholar Award in Biological Medicine in 2011 and received research grant from the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2014, a fund set up by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC ). Zhang specializes in neurodegenerative diseases and has achieved remarkable results in studies concerning neuronal apoptosis in Alzheimer’s disease and the metabolic mechanism of amyloid deposition. During the past decade, Zhang has published over 50 articles in international neurobiological and cytobiological journals including Neuron, PNAS, Nat Methods, Prog Neurobiol, Nat Protocol, J Cell Biol, Neurosci Biobehav Rev, J Neurosci, Cell Death Differ, Cell Death Dis, JACS, J Cell Sci and Cell Reports. Her total citations exceed 1000 times and one of her articles has been cited by other scholars more than 300 times. 

Yang Li

Yang Li is professor, medical director and doctoral supervisor of the Nephrology Department at Peking University First Hospital. She is also the vice director of the Institute of Nephritic Syndrome at Peking University and received grants from the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. After years of research in acute kidney injury (AKI) and clinical trials, Yang made significant breakthroughs in establishing the automatic early warning system of AKI and improving the overall diagnostic quality in domestic hospitals. In the field of AKI studies, Yang has published 33 SCI papers (IF: 223.5), including 15 papers as corresponding author or first author (IF: 136.9), Lancet (IF:47.8), Nature Medicine (IF: 29.9), J Clin Invest (IF: 12.8), Am J Kidney Disease (IF: 7.6) etc. Her SCI publications have been cited 1207 times in total and one of her individual article has been cited 436 times. 

Huang Qianqian

Huang Qianqian, Ph.D. student at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), stands out with her excellent ability in both theoretical research and experimental practice, ranking first during her Ph.D. study. She received many awards, including the Best Emerging Ph.D. Researcher Award handed out by the Ministry of Education and the Top-10 Graduate Scholars of Peking University. Huang focuses on developing microelectronic devices of low power consumption and has achieved breakthroughs in the study of Schottky Barrier with her research partners. 

Lin Lili 

Lin Lili is a post-doctoral student of catalytical chemistry at Peking University . Her major research interest is in the development of Mo2C-based catalysts for low temperature and has scored important achievements in the preparation and application of various catalysts, demonstrating strong academic capability and potential. Lin has already had some of her work patented and has published multiple papers in Nature and other international academic journals.

Written by: Pan Xinchen
Edited by: Xu Liangdi