Qizhen Du was born in Hunan, China, in 1964. He received his M.S. degree (agricultural chemistry) at The Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 1989 and Ph.D. degree (chemical engineering) at Zhejiang University in 2000. He worked as a research scientist at the Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TRI, CAAS) from 1989 to 2000. His work in TRI, CAAS, was granted the second prize for science and technology of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2001). From 2001 to 2003, he worked at the Technical University of Braunschweig as a Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Also, he has been employed as a Professor of Zhejiang Gongshang University since 2001. His main achievements include the improvement of countercurrent chromatographic theory and the development of slow rotary countercurrent chromatograph and the separations of the bioactive compounds in traditional Chinese herb medicines. He received the 2006 Edward Chou CCC Award from the International Society for Countercurrent Chromatography (ISCCC) in NIH, USA. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of The Open Agriculture Journal and International Journal of Applied Research in Natural Products.
Biography Updated on 12 July 2010