Pro. Vivian W.-W. Yam (Yonghua Ren)
Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy
Chair Professor of Chemistry
B.Sc.(Hons), Ph.D. (HK)
CSci; CChem; FRSC
Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
Foreign Member of Academia Europaea (MAE)
Fellow, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences
Founding Member, The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong
Research Areas: The major focus of Dr. Yam’s research is on the molecular design and synthesis of novel inorganic/organometallic metal complexes that may find potential applications as functional metal-based molecular materials. Of particular interest are luminescent polynuclear metal complexes that show weak metal-metal interactions and luminescent metal complex and supramolecular systems of charge-transfer excited states, with d6, d8 or d10 metal centres, in particular those containing alkynyl, chalcogenido, chalcogenolato, pnictogenido and polypyridyl ligands. Through the systematic study of the electronic spectroscopy of the newly synthesized metal complex systems, a fundamental understanding of the spectroscopic and luminescence origin as well as the structure-property relationship of these complexes could be established.
|Pro. Yi Rao|
Vice-dean, School Affairs Committee, PekingUniversity
Pro. Jin Zhang
Professor, Pharmacology, UC San Diego
Dr. Jin Zhang’s has engaged in investigatingthe molecular mechanisms and functional roles of such spatiotemporal regulationby taking a “native biochemistry” approach. This allows us to unravel thechemical mechanisms of life processes in the framework of cellular time andspace, where molecular changes can be directly linked to functional effects.Work in the Zhang laboratory combines genetically encoded fluorescentbiosensors, superresolution imaging, targeted biochemical perturbations andmathematic modeling to investigate the spatiotemporal regulation of thecAMP/PKA, Ca2+/calcineurin, PI3K/Akt/mTOR, MAPK and AMPK pathways in thecontext of energy metabolism, axon polarization and genesis, insulin secretionby β cells, as well as tumorigenesis.
Pro. Hee-Sup Shin
Ph.D.in genetics and cell biology, Cornell University
|Session 1: Biology & Medicine|
Dr. Zhixing Chen
Instituteof Molecular Medicine, Peking University
Dr. Wei Zhang
Schoolof Life Sciences, Peking University
Research Areas: Dr. WeiZhang’sresearch tackles some fundamental evolutionary questions such as speciation,adaptation, and introgression. In particular, the work focuses on integratingexperimental and computational approaches to study adaptive introgression inmodel and non-model organisms. Her research interests also includeinvestigating anti-predator adaptation such as mimicry, aposematic coloration,and camouflage in insects.
Dr. Peng Zou
Collegeof Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University
Research Areas: Dr. PengZou’sresearch focuses on inventing chemistry-enabled tools to study cellularstructures, functions and signaling pathways, with a particular focus onneuroscience. He strives to understand how neuronal activities arise throughthe complex interplay between physical forces, chemical signals, and biologicalmacromolecules. This mainly follows two lines of efforts: enzyme-based probesfor profiling biomolecules in neurons, and optical reporters for neuralactivities. The methods are drawing from a wide range of techniques, includingprotein engineering, molecular biology, chemical synthesis, fluorescencemicroscopy, computer programming and quantitative modeling. Researchprojects include:
|Session 2: Nanoscale Science and Technology|
Dr. Yu Ye
Centerfor Nanoscience and Technology, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies，Peking University
Research Areas: The research interests ofDr. Yu Ye are in two-dimensional materials, and related electronic, photonicand optoelectronic devices. For example, the single atomic crystal layer oftransition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), with numerous exotic physicalproperties, has become a worthy successor to graphene. The two-dimensionalinsulator, semicondutor, semi-metal, superconduction, charge-density-wave andferromagnetism materials have been discovered. The van der Waalsheterosturctures with different two-dimensional matials will create exoticphysical properties, not exsiting in single two-dimensional materials. Hestudying on novel physical phenomena emerging in atomically-thin materials, vander Waals heterostructures and surface/interfaces by nanoscale device designs,optical spectroscopy, electrical transport, and scanning photocurrentmeasurements.
Dr. Peng Gao
Center for Nanoscienceand Technology, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies，Peking University
Research Areas: The primary area ofinterest of Dr. Peng Gao is statically and dynamically characterizingfunctional (nano)-materials and devices through various transmission electronmicroscopy (TEM) and spectroscopy techniques, including quantitative imageanalysis, in situ TEM, and ultra-high resolution electron energy lossspectroscopy (EELS). Current research topics: (1) Ferroics; (2) Solid stateionic systems; (3) Graphene films; (4) Light element quantum materials.
Dr. Yanfeng Zhang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University;
Center for Nanochemistry, Peking University
Research Areas: Surface science, Physical chemistry, Material Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Session3: Big data and AI
Dr. Sixin zhang
Centerof Big Data Science, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, PekingUniversityResearch Areas: Optimization,Machine Learning, Statistics and Dynamical Systems.
Dr. Zhanxing Zhu
Centerof Big Data Science, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, PekingUniversity
Research Areas: Machine learning and itsapplications in various domains. Currently he mainly focuses on deep learningtheory and optimization algorithms, reinforcement learning, and applications intraffic, computer security, computer graphics, medical imaging etc. He haspublished more than 20 AI papers on top journals and conferences, such as NIPS,ICML, ACL, AAAI, ECML etc.
Dr. Yansong Feng
Associate professor, Institute of Computer Science and Technology of Peking University
Research Areas: Natural Language Processing，Information Extraction，Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition in Natural Language Processing.