Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public university founded in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of China.
SUSTech offers an unparalleled learning and research experience at the scientific and technological frontiers.
SUSTech offers unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside the faculty to explore and tackle both fundamental and practical problems.
The Global Engagement Office (GEO) is responsible for forming and implementing a coherent strategy to promote the University’s international development and global profile.
The undergraduate admission of SUSTech adopts comprehensive evaluation enrollment mode based on national college entrance examination.The graduate admission of SUSTech currently adopts joint training mode.
The main duties of SUSTCEF is to accept the donations from the domestic and foreign associations, enterprises, trading companies and individuals, and establish the funding projects depending on the demands of the university and the wishes of the donors.
Department of Biology
2014 – , Associate Professor, Department of Biology, South University of Science and Technology of China
2007-2014, Principal Investigator, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1999-2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Center, University of Goettingen, Germany
1989-1995, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Department of Biology, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China
1999, Ph.D., Department of Zoophysiology, Essen University, Germany
1989, M.S., Department of Biology, Northwest Normal University
1986, B.S., Department of Biology, Northwest Normal University
Honors & Awards：
2009, “Hundred Talents Program” of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2014, “Leading Talent in Talents Program”, Guangdong
2016, Shenzhen Distinguished Overseas Talent (“Peacock Plan”), Level B
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