Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie is the Lee Shau-kee Professor of Peking University. He is a Fellow of US National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of US National Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He had been the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University until 2018. He is currently the Director of Biomedical Pioneering Innovation Center at Peking University and the Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics.
As a pioneer of single-molecule biophysical chemistry, coherent Raman scattering microscopy, and single-cell genomics, he made major contributions to the emergence of these fields. In particular, his inventions in single-cell genomics have been used in in vitro fertilization to benefit thousands of couples in China by avoiding the transmission of monogenic diseases to their newborns.
Prof. Xie received numerous international awards, in particular, Albany Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, Peter Debye Award of American Chemical Society and Founders Award for Biophysical Society.