Zhejiang University

06/04/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/04/2024 03:24

Professor ZHANG Guojie elected the corresponding member of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences & Letters

ZHANG Guojie, Chair Professor and director of the Centre for Evolutionary and Organismal Biology at Zhejiang University, has been elected as a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences & Letters. ZHANG Guojie is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and a pioneer in exploration of genomic basis of evolutionary process and mechanisms. He has made a fundamental contribution to evolutionary biology and is an internationally recognized leader in the field.

ZHANG Guojie completed his Bachelor's degree at Xiamen University and received his PhD degree at Kunming Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. He received a Marie-Curie International Fellowship (2012-2014), and started his tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen in 2015. He was promoted to Associate Professor and then Full Professor in 2017. He established the Villum Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Copenhagen in 2020. Since 2022, he moved his lab to Zhejiang University as a Chair Professor and set up the Centre for Evolutionary and Organismal Biology. ZHANG Guojie has published about 250 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. This included a range of top journals throughout the fields of Evolutionary Biology, Comparative Genomics, and Methodology: 19 in Science, 17 in Nature, 6 in Cell, ect. Several of these papers were highlighted as cover-stories.

Founded in 1742 to advance science in Denmark, the academy is known to be highly selective, with Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Niels Bohr among former electees. It has about 250 national members and 260 foreign members. The task of the Academy is to strengthen the further inter-disciplinary understanding.