Agilent Thought Leader Award Supports Dr. Junying Yuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences
News Dec 11, 2013
Agilent announce that Dr. Junying Yuan, a pioneer and leading researcher in the field of cell death at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has received an Agilent Thought Leader award in recognition of her scientific contributions to cellular biology and the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Yuan heads the Chinese Academy of Science's newly established Interdisciplinary Research Center on Biology and Chemistry. She plans to use Agilent's integrated biology technologies to expand her metabolomics-based approach for studying neurodegenerative diseases and gain deeper insights into neurodegenerative processes.
"Integrating our metabolomics data with transcriptomic and proteomic data will allow us to better study disease pathogenesis by more fully understanding underlying disease biology," said Dr. Yuan. "Our aim is to identify five to 10 protein targets or biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases within the next three years."
Dr. Yuan and her team, headed by mass spectrometry specialist Dr. Zhengjiang Zhu, seek important insights into the complex interactions of metabolite-protein, protein-protein and genetic networks involved in the etiology of neurodegenerative disease. They will use Agilent's metabolomics workflows and integrated biology software solutions,6400 Series Triple Quadrupole LC/MS system, and GeneSpring software in their work.
Dr. Yuan's research has uncovered many significant distinctions in the multiple cell death mechanisms, including programmed cell death (apoptosis) and necroptosis elicited by external factors such as infection, toxins or trauma (necrosis). Her recent work focuses on the identification of necrostatins, a family of small molecule inhibitors of necroptosis, which is a regulated necrotic cell death mechanism.
Dr. Yuan also holds a professorship in Cell Biology at Harvard University and has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science. She serves as senior editor of the Journal of Cell Biology and the Journal of Cell Death & Disease and holds 12 U.S. patents. Dr. Yuan's research has received the National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award and the Innovator's Award for Breast Cancer Research.
"Researchers using an integrated approach to the study of biology are gaining significant insights into the complex interactions between genes, proteins and metabolites, which are accelerating the discovery of new therapies to treat serious neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease," said Patrick Kaltenbach, Agilent's vice president and general manager of the LC/MS business. "We are honored to support Dr. Yuan and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in their pioneering research in this area."
Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Dr. Ram SasisekharanNews
Agilent Technologies awards Dr. Ram Sasisekharan with the Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his contributions in the field of biologics characterization.READ MORE
Molecular Mechanism That Enable Neuronal Connections to Change With Development DiscoveredNews
Researchers from King's College London have discovered a molecular mechanism that enables neuronal connections to change through experience, thus fuelling learning and memory formation.READ MORE
Agilent Presents Early Career Professor Award to Dr. Gary PattiNews
Professor Gary Patti from Washington University earns the prestigious Early Career Professor Award for his work in Metabolomics.READ MORE
Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT
EMBO Workshop: Integrating Systems Biology: From Networks to Mechanisms to Models
Apr 15 - Apr 17, 2018
EMBL Course: Introduction to Metabolomics Analysis
Mar 20 - Mar 23, 2018
18th International Conference and Exhibition on Analytical & Bioanalytical Chromatographic Techniques
Nov 02 - Nov 03, 2017