|Nieng Yan [outh.cn]|
Nieng Yan, a 39-year-old researcher, became the youngest nominee for membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the elite body of the nation's scholarly community.
During her short career, Yan has made several discoveries and published many papers in international magazines.
In 2015, she and German professor Stephan Grill won the Raymond & Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics.
The title of academician in China is awarded to the most senior members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Those admitted to the body are deemed to have exerted a strong influence on national scientific life.
Yan studied biology in Tsinghua University in China and Princeton University in the U.S.
The academy's elections are held every two years.
The final results will be released at the end of the year.
(Source: cyol/Translated and edited by Women of China)