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Dr. Yun Li (李云)

Professor of Chemistry, Group Leader

Yun Li completed his undergraduate studies at Sichuan University in 2004. He pursued in Ph. D. studies under the supervision of Prof. Yikang Wu at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) where he worked on the synthesis of antimalarial peroxy bond containing natural products (Artemisinin, Plakoric acids) and their analogs. After completing his doctorate in 2009, Yun spent 3 years (2009-2012) as a postdoctoral researcher at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (NIBR) where he involved in early-stage drug discovery project. In July 2012, he accepted a position as Associate Professor at Lanzhou University. In December 2019, he was promoted to full professor of chemistry.

Research interests: Natural product total synthesis; Synthetic methodology development;  Medicinal chemistry


Education and working experience:

2000/09-2004/07: Sichuan University, B. S., major in Pharmaceutical Engineering

2004/09-2009/07: Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Ph. D., major in Organic Chemistry

2009/07-2012/07: Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Post Doc

2012/07-2019/12: Lanzhou University, associate Professor

2020/01-now:Lanzhou University,full Professor


2020:   Thieme Chemistry Journals Award

2019:”Asia Core Program Lectureship Award” (Japan & Thailand)

2019:”Feitian Scholar” Yong investigator

Office: 4010, 1st Chemical Building, No. 222, South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou, China

Tel: 86-931-8911747


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