Editorial in Chief
Prof. Chunming CHEN
Prof. Chunming CHEN started the publication of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences in 1988.
Professor Chunming CHEN was trained and graduated as B.S. on Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Agricultural Chemistry of National Central University of China in 1947. She has been working on nutrition research since then, and has been engaged in research on rickets, vitamin D assay, and nationwide nutrition surveys. She has been focused on Population Nutrition and Nutrition Policy studies since 1982, and designed the current National Nutrition Surveillance System in China. Based on it, she edited the book . Obesity and iron fortification are the key issues to be addressed under her leadership. She is involved in the nutrition policy research.
Professor CHEN has been the Director-General of the Department of Health and Epidemic Prevention of the Ministry of Health of China during 1982-1984 and as the founding President of the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine (Now the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention) during 1983-1992. She has been deeply involved in public health activities in China.
As a member of the WHO Expert Panel on Nutrition during 1979-2002 and widely involved in nutrition studies in China, she has been actively participating international nutrition activities. She was elected as the Vice Chairperson of the FAO/WHO International Conference on Nutrition held in 1992. The Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations awarded her the in 1992. She has been the director of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) Focal Point in China since its establishment in 1993 till January 2004, which is working on scientific information for addressing nutrition and food safety issues in China. She was nominated as the Fellow of International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) in 1997, and awarded Gopalan Award by the Nutrition Society of India at the 9th Asian Congress on Nutrition in 2003.
Professor Chunming CHEN is a board member of GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) started in 2002. She has been a member of the Reference Group for WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health for NCD Prevention.
Deputy Editor in Chief
Dr. Junshi CHEN
Dr. Junshi CHEN was graduated from the Beijing Medical College in 1956 and engaged in nutrition and food safety research for more than 40 years at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the former Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine), Beijing.
He has conducted large epidemiologic studies on diet, nutrition and chronic diseases, in collaboration with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Cornell University and Prof. Richard PETO, University of Oxford since 1983. From late 1980's, he conducted a series of studies on the protective effects of tea on cancer, including laboratory study and human intervention trials. He is the member of the expert panel who wrote the WCRF/AICR report “Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective” (1997). He currently serves as member of several advisory bodies to the Ministry of Health, including cancer, diabetes and food safety. Internationally, he serves as the member of JECFA (FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives), deputy-director of ILSI (International Life Sciences Institute) Focal Point in China and adjunct professor of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, USA.
Dr. CHEN's research interests focus on nutrition epidemiology studies in the following areas:
(1) Relationship between diet, nutrition and non-communicable diseases in different geographical areas and population groups in China.
(2) The use of food frequency method in nutrition epidemiologic studies.
(3) Studies on the protective effect of edible plant (tea, vegetables, fruits, etc.) components on cancer formation with special emphasis on biomarkers and human intervention trial.
Dr. Chen has published more than 120 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Deputy Editor in Chief
Dr. George F. GAO
Professor George Fu Gao, DPhil (Oxon), CAS member, fellow of TWAS, Director and Professor in CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the Vice-President of Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Deputy Director-General of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC). He obtained his Ph.D (DPhil) degree in 1995 from Oxford University, UK. He was selected in the Chinese Academy of Sciences "Hundred Talents" program in 2004, and got National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Distinguished Young Scholar title in 2005. He is the chief scientist of two consecutive 973 project “mechanism of interspecies transmission of viral pathogens” (2005, 2011), and a leading principal investigator of the NSFC Innovative Research Group. He is also a steering committee member of International Consortium of Anti-Virals (ICAV), and visiting professor in Oxford University, UK. He has awarded TWAS prizes in Medical Sciences in 2012. He has won the Top 10 Scientists of the Year in China, Awarded by CCTV and CAS in 2013, The 19th Nikkei Asia Prize in Science, the 7th Tan Jiazhen (C. C. Tan) Grand Achievement Prize, Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese, the 1st and 2nd Prize of National Award for Science and Technology Progress and elected as TWAS Academician in 2014. His research is focusing on mechanisms of interspecies transmission (“host jump”) of pathogens, especially interaction between the enveloped viruses and host, and molecular immune recognition. He has published more than 320 refereed papers.