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ZHU Zuoyan

ZHU Zuoyan

Professor, School of Life Science, Peking University / Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education 

July 1965, graduated from the Department of Biology of Peking University (6-year program).
Dec 1980, graduated from the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Academic Posts 

Since 1965, he has successively served as Research Assistant, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Director of the Institute of Hydrobiology (CAS)
1988, Hill-Visiting Professor of University of Minnesota
1986 - 1988, served as a faculty member at the Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland; during the same period, served as a member in the expert group of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China
1997, Prof. he was elected as Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
1998, Prof. he was elected as Academician of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
1995 - 1999, Director of Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS
2000-Present, served as Professor of the School of Life Science, Peking University
1999 - 2008, Deputy Director of National Natural Science Foundation of China
2007, he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science conferred by the University of Aberdeen
2006 - 2010, President of China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation
2008 - Present, Chair of Committee for Scientific Popularization and Publication.
2008 - Present, he has been the chief editor of Science in China and Chinese Science Bulletin.

Research Fields 

In the Center of Genetics and Developmental Biology at Peking University, zebrafish, fruit fly and worm are used to study the molecular mechanism behind embryogenesis and to be models of bridging gene regulation disorder and disease occurrences.
The technique of micromanipulation is employed to study the developmental interaction between nucleus and cytoplasm and the effects of cytoplasmic factors on the development and pattern formation in aquatic vertebrates.

Honors & Awards 

1978: China National Science Meeting Award
1984: Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Third Class), CAS
1985: Award of outstanding Scientist in Hubei Province, China
1987: Award of Advanced Scientist in Wuhan City, China
1988: Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Second Class), CAS
1996: Award of China Young-Middle Aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions
1996: Natural Science Award (First Class), CAS
1997: China Natural Science Award (Third Class)
1997: Member of CAS
2009: Award of the Ho Leung He Lee Prize for Scientific and technological Progress