Zhai Group
School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology

20150715024619763Hongbin Zhai, Principal Investigator, Professor




1985       B.S. Applied Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing

1988       M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing

1995       Ph.D. Organic Chemistry , The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


1996-1997, Postdoctoral Research Associate, with Professor Albert Soloway, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1998-2000, Postdoctoral Research Associate, with Professor Henry Rapoport, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California

2000-2010, Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

2010-2015.07, Professor and Director, State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

2015.08-Present, Professor, Key Laboratory of Chemical Genomics, School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, China


1. Lectureship Awards of Asian Core Program, “Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia” (2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006)

2. New century talents national candidates (2009)

3. “Distinguished Young Investigator” Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China (2006)

4. “Post-Venus” Program, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipal (2005)

5. “Venus” Program, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipal (2002)

6.“Hundreds of Talent” Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1999)


1. Total synthesis of natural products

2. Heterocyclic chemistry/medicinal chemistry

3. Synthetic methodology development