Yang Fuyu

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Yang Fuyu (Traditional Chinese: 楊福愉, Simplified Chinese: 杨福愉) (1927-), a Chinese biochemist and biophysicist, is the main founder of biomembrane study in China. Widely regarded as "The Father of Chinese Membrane Biology". He is the current chief of the National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Yang is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province and was born in Shanghai in 1927. He graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University in 1950. Just after his graduation, he worked for the Institute of Experimental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as an assistant.

In 1956, Yang went to USSR and studied at the Department of Biology, Moscow State University until 1960 when he received a PhD there.

Yang is a long-serving senior scientist at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a professor of the institute, a professor of the Graduate School, University of Science and Technology of China and a professor at Wuhan University.

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Yang's younger brother, the nuclear physicist Fujia Yang, is current Chancellor of the University of Nottingham in Britain.