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Professor ZHOU Jun
source:     author:     2013-09-22

Name: ZHOU Jun

Subject: Phytochemistry or Chemistry of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Add.: 132#, Lanhei Road, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, China



1954-1958, comparable to bachelor's degree

Majored in pharmaceutical engineering in East China College of Chemical Technology (East China University of Science and Technology now), Shanghai.

1958-1976, Assistant Professor

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1977-1985, Associate Professor

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1986 – Present, Professor and Ph.D. Adviser

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1986-1993, Director of the Laboratory of Phytochemistry, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1983-1990, Director of Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1999- Present, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Science.


Research Areas:Medicinal Plant Resources and Phytochemistry

During the past 53 years (1958 till now), Prof. Zhou concentrated on chemical and pharmaceutical research of plants of Dioscorea, Acomitum, Panax, Paris, Cynanchum, Gastrodia, Dendrobium, and some genuses of Fagaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Haemodoraceae etc. There are over 550 compounds, mainly sterides, triterpene, alkaloids, glycoside, cyclic peptide and phenols types, were isolated by him and his team from those plants and over 330 academic theses and 2 monographs "Chinese Oil Plant "and "Acorns "are published. He is adept in applying the fruits of the previous studies to promote the development of national economy, especially to advance the production of Yunnan province, such as ″Tianma″, ″Sanqi″, ″Chonglou″, ″Shuyu″ et al. He is clever in discover the law from the research experiments, such as his earlier research combining phytochemistry and geographic distribution. On the basics of his long-term research on "Yunnan Baiyao", he concluded first that multi components are the basis of Chinese Herbal Compound and those compounds act on multiple target point. He emphasizes on the innovation of research methods, such as the new detection methods of the cyclic peptide etc. He has trained 17 master degree and 21 doctor degree students by now, together with 5 students are studding for a doctorate after him. He has a nose for talent and there are about 20 academic pacemakers were directed by him to undertake research in phytochemistry or related fields. Prof. Zhou prepared to construct Lab. of Phytochemistry of Kunming Institute of Botany and support the Lab. became the State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resource in West China. Prof. Zhou makes his great contributions toward the discipline, organization and students education of Kunming Institute of Botany.


Awards and Honors:

In 2006, Prof. Zhou got Yunnan provincial Prize for Outstanding Contributor.

In 2006, as the project sponsor of ″Systematic Chemical Research of an Important Natural Products—Plant Cyclopeptide″, Prof. Zhou got the first prize (rank Ι) in Yunnan Provincial Natural Science Award.

In 2001, as the project sponsor of ″Research of Paris″, Prof. Zhou got the second prize (rank Ι) in Yunnan Provincial Natural Science Award.

In 1990, as co-editor of , Prof. Zhou got the third prize (rank ΙΙ) in Chinese State Natural Science Award.

In 1988, as the project sponsor of ″Chemical Research of Resource Plants″, Prof. Zhou got the fourth prize (rank Ι) in Chinese State Natural Science Award.

In 1986, Prof. Zhou was warded the title of Young and Mid-aged Expert with Outstanding Constribution by Chinese Academe of Science.

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