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Academic report:Prof. An-Ru Lou, Prof. Fei Dou and Prof. Sen Li from Beijing Normal University Came to Our School for Academic Exchanges

Speaker: Prof. An-Ru Lou, Prof. Fei Dou, Prof. Sen Li

Host: Prof. Chuan-Chao Dai

Time: 10:00 am, Oct 28th, 2019

Place: Round Conference Room, the 3rd floor, School of Life Sciences.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the School of Life Sciences of Nanjing Normal University, we specially invited Prof. An-Ru Lou, Prof. Fei Dou, Prof. Sen Li from Beijing Normal University for academic reports on Oct 28, 2019. Teachers and graduate students in related fields attended this seminar.

Prof. An-Ru Lou is currently the dean of the School of Life Sciences of Beijing Normal University. Mainly engaged in plant population ecology and community ecology research. He has published more than 60 academic papers; edited and co-authored 5 academic works, and 1 translated book.

Prof. Fei Dou is currently the deputy dean of the School of Life Sciences of Beijing Normal University and the director of the Scientific Committee on Aging and Anti-Aging of the Chinese Society of Gerontology. Mainly engaged in research on aging-related diseases. He has published more than 30 academic papers in internationally renowned journals such as PNAS, Neurobiology of Aging, and Journal of Neuroscience, and has been cited more than 900 times.

Prof. Sen Li is currently the deputy dean of the School of Life Sciences of Beijing Normal University and a member of the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Mainly engaged in antibody protein research. He has published more than 20 research papers, among which the papers published in ACS Chemical Biology were selected as the ACS Editors' choice paper of the American Chemical Society on Mar 25, 2016.

At the report, Prof. An-Ru Lou first gave a report titled “Study on the Geographical Geography and Diffusion Law of the Birch Population”. Through the niche model analysis technique, the genetic structure of the widely distributed Betula platyphylla in the East Asian continent was studied, and different refuge patterns with migration dynamics were found in the population, which was of great significance for predicting potentially vulnerable species. Later, Prof. Fei Dou brought a report entitled “Molecular Companion and Aging”, which using the Drosophila as the research model to reveal the mechanism of biological aging and rhythm from a unique perspective. The report was humorous and aroused extensive interests of teachers and students. Finally, Prof. Sen Li introduced his progress in “the Screening and Study of Single-Chain Antibodies with Special Functions". In the report, Prof. Li proposed the concept of single-chain antibody-type molecular chaperones, successfully screened and found the single-chain antibodies to several major disease-related proteins, which has great inspiration for the teachers and students engaged in related research.

This academic report is rich in content with an enthusiastic atmosphere, the teachers and students who attended all benefited a lot. After the report, three professors had a lively discussion with the teachers and students.