About the Author
Prof. Wei-dong Zhang, doctoral supervisor, is assistant dean of School of Pharmacy of Second Military Medical University, professor of Cheung Kong Scholars program (MOE of China). He also served as member of the tenth session of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Committee, vice-president of the Specialty Committee of Chinese Medicine Chemistry of Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, vice-president of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Society, and expert of New Drug Review Committee of the State Food and Drug Administration. Prof. Zhang's major achievements were made in the field of bioactive natural products discovery for therapeutical applications, QA&QC of herbal medicine, biological fingerprint, formula of TCM, metabonomics and chemical biology of natural products. Prof. Zhang earned the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology in 2010 and 2013, the National Outstanding Young Scientist Foundation of China in 2007, Qiushi Outstanding Youth Scientist Award in 2008. He has hosted 31 projects, including major projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, face items of National Natural Science Foundation of China, the "863" national project, 'Significant New Drug Creation' of Project of Major National R& D Project, and the EU seventh framework of international cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine research, etc. By now Prof. Zhang has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Clin Cancer Res., Chemical Communications, Organic Letters, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Journal of Natural Products, Tetrohedron, Planta Medica, Journal of Chromatography A and Journal of Hepatology. He applied for 55 national invention patents, 46 of which has been authorized. He also applied for 7 International Invention Patents, of which 2 have entered the United States. 9 new drugs have earned certification or clinical approval.