Professor Yong-Qiang Tu
Yong-Qiang Tu was born in Guizhou Province, China, in 1958. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Lanzhou University in 1982 and 1985, respectively. In 1989, he obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Lanzhou University under the supervision of Prof. Yao-Zu Chen. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. William Kitching at University of Queensland, Australia (1993-1995), and as a visiting professor at Bielefeld University, Germany (2004-2005). Since 1995, he has been a full professor at Lanzhou University. He was appointed as the vice-Director of Department of Chemistry of Lanzhou University (1996-1998), and the Director of State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (2001-2010). He was awarded as Yangtze River Scholar Professor by the Ministry of Education in 2005 and elected as an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Currently, he is the council member of Chinese Chemistry Society and the president of Gansu Chemistry Society. His current research interests center on tandem rearrangement reactions and their application to the total syntheses of bioactive alkaloids, synthetic studies of biologically active natural products, and the construction of the C-C and C-N bonds via C-H functionalizations.
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