Chen Peng PhD
Professor of Peking University
Dr. Chen Peng graduated from Peking University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree, and obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago in 2007. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute; he returned to China in July 2009 to conduct independent research at Peking University. In his independent work, focusing on "chemical modification and regulation of proteins at the level of living cells", he proposed and developed the "bio-orthogonal shearing reaction", which broke through the technical bottleneck of protein research in living cells and applied it to protein drugs. The development of bio-orthogonal reactions opened up a new direction. Nearly 70 papers have been published as corresponding
authors, including 12 in Nature and its sub-journals, 16 in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., etc. Currently serving as an editorial board member of Chem, ACS central science, and Scientific Reports. Winner of the 2012 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars; 2017 Yangtze River Scholar Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education. He has won the first prize of Natural Science of the Ministry of Education, Tan Kah Kee Youth Science Award, Science Exploration Award and other honors. As the first scientist in Asia, he was awarded the Early Career Award from the International Society of Bioinorganic Chemistry.
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