Professor Department of Chemistry
Ming-Hua Xu was born in Zhejiang province, China. He received his master's degree in Organic Chemistry from East China Normal University in 1996. In the same year, he started his PhD under the supervision of Professor Guo-Qiang Lin at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Following postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia (with Prof. Lin Pu) and Georgetown University Medical Center (with Prof. Alan. P. Kozikowski), he joined the faculty at SIOC as an associate professor in 2003. He has been a full professor at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2005. In 2018, he was invited to become a professor in Chemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology. He is also a joint Professor of Shenzhen Grubbs Institute. His research interests mainly involve asymmetric synthesis, new chiral ligands/catalysts design, and small molecule drug research and discovery.
Professor (2018, 02 --- )
Department of Chemistry and Shenzhen Grubbs Institute, Southern University of Science and Technology
Sep. 1996– July 1999
Ph. D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China.
Sep. 1993– July 1996
M. Sc., Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Sep. 1989– July 1993
B. Sc., Department of Chemistry, Ningbo Normal University (Ningbo University), Ningbo, China.
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE
July 2005 –Jan. 2018 Professor
State Key Laboratory of Drug Research, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China.
Aug.2003 –June 2005 Associate Professor
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China.
Sep. 2002 –July 2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Aug.1999–Aug. 2002 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
- Design, development of new chiral ligands/catalysts for efficient asymmetric transformations; new synthetic methods and strategies.
- Synthesis of natural and unnatural bioactive compounds.
- Small molecule drug discovery; fluorescent probes
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2019 Guangdong “Zhujiang Talent Plan” Leading Talents
- 2018 National Leading Talentsof Shenzhen
- 2018 Invited Professorof Hokkaido Summer Institute program, Hokkaido University, Japan
- 2018 EditorialBoard Member of Chinese Science Bulletin
- 2018 EditorialBoard Member of Elsevier’s open access journal Heliyon
- 2016 NationalNatural Science Award (2nd prize)
- 2016 Plenary Lectureat PERCH-CIC Congress IX (June 26-29, Pattaya, Thailand)
- 2016 Invited as Guest Editor of Tetrahedron Symposia-in-Printfor “Chiral Sulfur Ligands/Catalysts in Asymmetric Catalysis”
- 2015 Distinguished Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences
- 2014 Shanghai Natural Science Award (1st prize)
- 2014 Shanghai Excellent Academic Leader
- 2014JSPS Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Japan)
- 2013 Chinese Academy of Sciences Excellent MentorAward
- 2013 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar
- 2013 Invited Professorof the Chemistry Research Promotion Center, National Science Council (Taiwan)
- 2013 “Part-Time Lecturer”of Kyushu University under the “Global 30” Project, Japan
- 2012 Plenary lecture at BOSS XIII (July 15-20, 2012, Leuven, Belgium)
- 2012 Zhu Liyuehua Excellent Teacher Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- 2012 Invited Professor, Université de Strasbourg, France
- 2010Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Korea)
- 2009 Asia Core Program Lectureship Awards (Taiwan and Thailand)
- 2008Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Singapore)
- 2008 Shanghai “Post-Rising Star” of Science and Technology
- 2008 Outstanding Young Scientist Award Nomination, CAS, Shanghai Branch
- 2007 JSPS Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Japan)
- 2007 WuXi PharmaTech Life Science & Chemistry Award (3rd Class)
- 2006 JSPS Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Japan)
- 2005 Shanghai “Rising Star” of Science and Technology
- 2005 Chinese Academy of Sciences “Bairen Scholar” (Hundred Talent Program)
- 2005 Chinese Chemical Society Young Chemist Award
- 2007 Invited as a JACSReviewer Expertise
- 2006 Invited as a Reviewer Expertise for OL& JOC
Design, development of new chiral ligands/catalysts for efficient asymmetric transformations; new synthetic methods and strategies.
Synthesis of natural and unnatural bioactive compounds.
Small molecule drug discovery; fluorescent probes
Courses: Heterocyclic Chemistry, Stereochemistry and Chiral Synthesis
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We welcome applications from enthusiastic and motivated students for postgraduate/postdoctoral studies.
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