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The State Key Laboratory for Life Analytical Chemistry at NJU’s School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is getting ready to welcome a new colleague from France.   


Dr. Jean-Louis Mergny signed the agreement with NJU recently after he was nominated, in the seventh batch, for China’s National Recruitment Program of Global Experts.    


Professor Mergny was born in 1966, received his bachelor’s in 1990 as the top student from ENS Paris and received his doctorate in pharmacology in 1991 from UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie). He conducted post-doctoral research in Swiss Basel Research Center for Biology from 1992 to 1993.  


Since 1993, Mergny has been working in the French National Institute of Health and Hygiene, initially as the youngest subject team leader ever in France.    


Now he is the U1212 director of the French National Institute of Health and Medicine, UMS3033 director of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and director of the European Institute of Biological and Chemical Research. 

  

He was awarded the French Academy Labbey Award, the “Maurice Nicloux” Award from the French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the “Therapeutical Research” Award from the French National Institute of Health and Medicine.  


He is an academician of the French National Institute of Health and Medicine.   


Dr. Mergny is profoundly knowledgeable in biological information, nanotechnology, and biomedical science. As a founder of many fields of four-stranded DNA structures, he served many times as chairperson of the Four-Stranded DNA Structure International Conference.    


He has published more than 200 papers in Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Chemical Biology, ACS Nano and Nano Letters.   


Dr. Mergny said that he would actively devote himself to the “Double-First-Class” construction of Nanjing University and strive to build an internationalized research team at the State Key Laboratory for Life Analytical Chemistry by carrying out research in the application of nucleic acid to life analytical chemistry and in cancer diagnosis and treatment.    


Meanwhile, he will promote substantial international cooperation of the school and the laboratory, especially cooperation with the French National Institute of Health and Medicine, French National Academy of Sciences, Curie Institute and other French research institutions.   


So far, two scholars at the State Key Laboratory for life Analytical Chemistry, the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, were nominated for the National Recruitment Program of Global Experts in 2017.    


(School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Department of Human Resources)   


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