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   Ran Hong

   Born in Lanxi, Zhejiang. 

   Tel: +86-21-54925161 & 54925170

   E-mail: rhong@sioc.ac.cn

   Location: Science Bld.1–622/620 & 605/607 (office: 604)

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CAS Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry of Natural Substances

Center for Excellence in Molecular Synthesis

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

345 Lingling Road, Shanghai 200032, CHINA

Research and Education Experiences:

Mar 2007-now                Research Fellow (PI), Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Ju 2002-Mar 2007          Postdoc Fellow, Brandeis University (Prof. Li Deng)

Aug 2001-Jun 2002        Postdoc Fellow, University of Houston (Prof. Jay K Kochi)

Sept 1996-Jul 2001        Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Prof. Guo-Qiang Lin)

Sept 1992-Jul 1996        Sichuan University (graduate with honors, major: Physical chemistry)

Consulting, Professionals, and Awards:

2010-2016   Scientific consultant, Bayer-SIOC Collaboration

2010-2015   PI for "Zhejiang Pharm-SIOC Joint Program for Drug Synthesis"

2015   ACP Lectureship Award (Taiwan)

2016   ACP Lectureship Award (Japan and Malaysia)

2017   ACP Lectureship Award (Singapore)

2017   The CCS Wei-Shan Scholar Award for Natural Product Synthesis

2018   Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

2019-now   Asian Core Program (ACP) International Coordinator (Mainland China)

2018-now   General secretary,  Division of Organic Chemistry of the Chinese Chemical Society

2017-now   Editorial member for Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry (CCS)

2020-now   Editorial member for Tetrahedron Letters (Elsevier)

Research interests:  

Total synthesis of natural product

Synthetic method development 

Biomimetic and enzymatic catalysis 

Brief Biography:

Ran was raised up in Lanxi, a quiet town in the middle of Zhejiang province, China, and finished his major in physical chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at Sichuan University in 1996. Following the completion of his PhD study on natural product synthesis under the supervision of Professor Guo-Qiang Lin at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry in 2001, he conducted the postdoctoral research on charge-transfer complex with the mentorship of late Professor Dr. Jay K. Kochi at University of Houston. Later he joined the Professor Li Deng’s group at Brandeis University to focus on asymmetric synthesis and total synthesis. Since March 2007, he has been appointed Principal Investigator at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry to define his interest in exploiting the biomimetic approach on asymmetric method development and total synthesis of structurally complex and biologically significant natural products.