Professor and Director , Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics
Professor Zeng received her MD/PhD degrees and her postdoctoral training from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. She is currently professor and director of Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and director of the Key Lab of Embryo Molecular Biology Ministry of Health, China. She is a Changjiang Scholar and a chief scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China. She also serves as secretary-general of the International Stem Cell Foundation (ISCF). Prof. Zeng’s research interests include human genetics and developmental biology, particularly diagnosis and treatment of common genetic diseases, stem cell biology, and preimplantation development. Prof. Zeng has published in top scientific journals such as Nature, PNAS, Development, Human Mutation, Haematologica, Reproduction, and has been recognized with many scientific awards, such as the First Young Woman Scientist Award by the Third World Organization of Women in Science (TWOWS), the 10th China Youth Science and Technology Award, the 5th C.C. Tan Bioscience Innovation Award, and the second prize of the National Prize for Natural Sciences.