Chunying Chen

Chunying Chen is currently is a principal investigator at Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety in National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China (NCNST). Dr. Chen received her Bachelor's degree in chemistry (1991) and obtained her PhD degree in Biomedical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China in 1996. She is one of the earliest researchers in this new field in China. Her research interests include the interaction of nanoparticles with biological systems, investigating the mechanism of toxicity and the key properties of the nanoparticles that make them toxic; safe-by design for malignant tumor therapies using theranostic nanomedicine systems and vaccine treatments using nanomaterials as potential non-viral vectors, which are supported by the China MOST 973 Programs, EU-FP6 and FP7, DSF and IAEA.

Professor Chen has authored/co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed papers, 5 books (Wiley, RSC and Chinese Science publishers) and 10 book chapters, including Nature Methods, Nature Communication, PNAS, JACS, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Chemical Society Reviews, and Accounts of Chemical Research. She is currently an Editorial Board Member of several international journals including Particle and Fiber Toxicology, Nanotoxicology, Metallomics, NanoImpact, Toxicology Research, Science Bulletin, etc.

In addition, Professor Chen put efforts into WHO, ISO and OECD working groups investigating the health effects of nanomaterials. She has been awarded the National Award for Innovation and Outstanding Service to the Standard authorized by Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China in 2011, the Second Prize of Beijing Science and Technology (ranked second) in 2008 and the Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award (ranked second) in 2012. She was awarded China Outstanding Young Female Scientists in 2014 and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2014.