SHEN, Jiaxiang

Release date:2015-12-29  Release:

Professor Shen Jiaxiang (1921-2015 )

Prof. Shen was an expert of medicinal chemistry. He graduated from the NationalSchool of Pharmacy (now CPU) in 1942 and received his doctoral degree of Science in UCLSchool of Pharmacy. He used to be the director of the Central Laboratory of Northeast General Pharmaceutical Factory and the professor of ShenyangCollege of Pharmacy. In 2001, he became a professor of TianjinUniversity and the honorary dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. He was elected academician of ChineseAcademy of Engineering in 1999.


He has long been engaged in the research of antibiotics, vitamins A and D and their derivatives, as well as chemical synthesis and production of a variety of steroid hormone drugs . He was the first to greatly improve the production process through catalytic oxidation, and succeeded in synthesizing crystalline vitamin A acetate and D. He has won five prizes of National Science Conference and one third-class prize of State Invention Award.