Prof. Maili Liu from the Wuhan Institute of physics and mathematics, Chinese Academy of sciences, came to the College of Chemistry and Materials Science for an academic visit on April 21st. At 2:30 in the afternoon, Prof. Liu gave a lecture, title “Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis in Biology”, to all the faculty members and graduate students in our college. This lecture was chaired by the dean of our college, Prof. Kejian Deng.
Prof. Deng has introduced Prof Liu at the beginning the seminar. Prof. Liu is the director of Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese academy of sciences. He is also the director of the State Key Laboratory of Spectrum and Atomic Physics. He graduated from the Northwest University in 1982, in analytical chemistry major. He received a doctoral degree in Chemistry at Birkbeck College of London University in 1996. In the same year, he became a postdoctoral research fellow in Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese academy of sciences. He was promoted as a researcher in 1998. In 1997, he was honored by the "Hundred Talent Project" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1999, he won the “National Outstanding Youth Foundation”. He was awarded the first prize for “Natural Science in Hubei province” in 2006. He is the chief scientist of the “NMR new technology and new method study on protein structures” project in the national major research plan of "Protein Science".
During the seminar, Prof. Liu introduced the fundamental principles of NMR techniques and addressed the challenges in this research field. He showed the audience his research work in NMR methodology and applications in biomedicine. He gave some examples in details on the study of biomolecular interactions, protein-drug interaction, the methodology of the rejection of Water interference in NMR spectra, NMR applications in metabolomics etc. After the lecture, Prof. Liu answered many questions from the audience and had a warm discussion with them. Such an impressive academic lecture provided the participants new knowledge and a wider sight in research. Prof. Liu’s visit also helped the construction and development of analytical chemistry discipline in our college.