39 year old Tsinghua “beautiful professor” candidate academician! How good is she?

yesterday (1), the Chinese Academy of Sciences officially announced the preliminary list of candidates for the 2017 CAS academicians’ re-election, 157 of whom were “on the list”.

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people’s livelihood weekly (msweekly) found in this list that of the 157 preliminary candidates, the oldest is 72 years old and the youngest is 39 years old. Among them, the youngest is Yan Ning, a professor from Tsinghua University who is going to teach at Princeton University.

Yan Ning (picture from network)

people’s livelihood weekly (msweekly) noted that according to the “rules for the implementation of the work of Academicians’ re-election of the Chinese Academy of Sciences”, after the initial candidates of academicians of the Chinese Academy of sciences are selected, the preliminary candidates will also be publicized. After the publicity, the official candidates and the final candidates will be selected after the meeting review, and the final voting and other procedures will be determined. Although

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haven’t officially confirmed the final list of candidates, Yan Ning, who was elected academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences at the age of 39, has also made netizens shout “too good”!

, who is Yanning? Why are

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so young and honored?

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were Professor and doctoral supervisor of Tsinghua University when they were 30 years old.

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Yanning (picture from the network)

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Yanning. They were born in Laiwu, Shandong Province in November 1977.

was admitted to the Department of biological science and technology of Tsinghua University in 1996. After graduation in 2000,

entered the Department of molecular biology of Princeton University in the United States to study for a doctor’s degree. In 2004,

received a doctor’s degree. Later,

continued to carry out postdoctoral research in the school. In 2007, Yan Ning, 30, was employed by the medical school of Tsinghua University after leaving the station and became the youngest professor and doctoral supervisor of Tsinghua University at that time. Since 2009,

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, Yan Ning, as a corresponding author, has published 17 scientific research papers in three international journals, i.e. nature, science and cell, and cultivated 7 doctoral students. His research results were cited in the top ten annual progress of Science in 2009 and 2012. In 2016, Yan Ning was rated as one of the top ten “Chinese science stars” by nature.

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Yan Ning gave a speech

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in September 2016. However, such a young and promising scientist aroused criticism in China in May this year because of “being employed as a lifelong chair professor of Princeton University”. Before that, perhaps not many people knew Yan Ning. The official account of

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has attracted the attention of

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because of the “negative Princeton” net sticker. In May 8th of this year, the issue of WeChat public issue entitled “why did professor Yan Ning of Qinghua talented woman leave Princeton in a negative way? 》In the article, Yan Ning published a blog post “a failed fund application” in 2014 as the “main basis”, and wrote:

“Yan Ning was discouraged because he could not get the scientific research projects of NSFC for two consecutive years.” At the same time, the analysis said: “the direct reason for (Yanning) negative is that the domestic research system makes it impossible for her to carry out the research projects she wants to do.”

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on May 9, Yan Ning attached the link to the article to his personal micro blog account “nyouyou” and sent three tweets to refute the rumor, saying that the relevant article “is nonsense.”. The first refuting micro-blog wrote:

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and “micro-blog”. How can I complain about this kind of official account of rumours? Do I go to Princeton to close the Foundation Committee? At first, I didn’t want to say it on Weibo, because I was afraid to help him spread it. I only wrote a similar article in wechat friends circle for the first time. As a result, when I woke up in Sweden, I was asked by countless people whether this article was true or not. It was just a myth. ”

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screenshot of Yanning’s microblog

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. Later, Tsinghua University also publicly responded that in the ten years of Tsinghua University, Yanning has made world-class scientific research achievements in the field of structural biology, becoming one of the leaders in the field of structural biology.

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for Yan Ning’s choice of teaching at Princeton University, Tsinghua University said that this would help to spread China’s academic ideas, educational ideas and Tsinghua’s academic style to the international academic arena, and have a greater impact, “Tsinghua maintains an open, optimistic and positive attitude towards this.”

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