Yun Wei was awarded a Ph.D. degree of analytical chemistry in 1998 from Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. She was promoted to full Professor in January 2005, Ph.D. supervisor status in 2008, and Dean of Analytical Chemistry Department of College of Sciences in Beijing University of Chemical Technology. She has been a visitor for three months at the Brunel University, UK (in 2009) and for one year in National Institutes of Health, USA (in 2012). Her main research interests focus on three areas. One is developing chromatographic methods and nanomaterials for separation and isolation of biopolymers (e.g., polysaccharides and proteins). Another one is purifying the bioactive components from Chinese herbs by HSCCC, column chromatography, or HPLC for subsequent use in medicine and food additives. Using the stepwise elution mode and multidimensional countercurrent chromatography method, a number of bioactive compounds from natural products have been successfully obtained, such as Quercetin, Rhein, Taxol, Lycopene, and Osthole. The third one is food safety research. In recent years, as the first author or corresponding author, she has published more than 40 research papers in academic journals such as Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, and Purification Technology, of which 39 have been indexed in SCI and 15 patents have been granted. In 1999, she was selected to join the Beijing Nova program. In 2011, she was selected to participate in the New Century Outstanding Talent Scheme of the Ministry of Education. She acts as the Principal Investigator on five projects funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Natural Science Fund, the Beijing Science Fund, and the SINOPEC Fund.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2013