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Professor Zhou Jun (1932- )

Prof. Zhou is a plant resources expert and phytochemist. He graduated from EastChinaSchool of Pharmacy (now CPU) in 1951.

He was a researcher at Kunming Institute of Botany, ChineseAcademy of Sciences, and was elected academician of ChineseAcademy of Sciences in 1999.


He has systematically conducted chemical research of dioscoreaceae, panax ginseng and other nine genera of phenols, terpenoids, steroids, alkaloids and cyclic peptides. He has found 296 new compounds, five of which are new. He also conducted systematic research on the water-soluble constituents glucoside of medicinal plants. In the recent ten years, he carried out some researches on plant cyclopeptides of family Caryophyllaceae and put forward a new method to detect plant cyclopeptides. He has found 66 new cyclopeptide compounds in the plant and won one third-class and one fourth-class prizes of National Natural Science Award.