Prof. Jun-Ping Liu, Director of IAR-HNU

Jun-Ping Liu

Director of Institute of Aging Research, Hangzhou Normal University

Scholar of "Global Talents 521" Program, The Municipal People's Government of Hangzhou

Tel: (86)-(0)571-28866223




Jun-Ping Liu graduated with medical degree (1980) and master degree in Medical Science (1985) from Bethune Medical University, China. He studied for PhD at Prince Henry's Hospital and Monash University in 1987-1991. He was a Research Officer/Senior Research Officer at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW in 1992-1994, a Senior Scientific Officer at Newcastle Mater Hospital in 1995, an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Baker Medical Research Institute in 1996-2000, Senior Research Fellow of NHMCR in 1999, and Senior Lecturer in 2002 and Associate Professor in 2004-2010 at Monash University. In January 2011, Jun-Ping Liu is the Group Leader of Molecular Signalling Laboratory at MCRI and Professor of Department of Genetics University of Melbourne.


1. Beckman Coulter Discovery Science Award 2009, Australia Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2. Servier Award from the Endocrine Society of Australia, 1996

3. Inaugural NARF Post-doctoral Investigator Award from the National Association of Research Fellows, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, 1995

4. Australian Life Sciences Research Award from Today's Life Science and Beckman Instruments, 1995

5. A. W. Campbell award from the Australian Neuroscience Society, 1994 


Research Focus & Interest

Prof Jun-Ping Liu's research has been largely on molecular mechanisms of cellular signal transduction in mammalian cell function and malfunction. It focuses on two major areas that are cellular organelle homeostasis by nucleotide binding proteins especially ATP13A2, and telomere (chromosome end) integrity and function by telomerase and other binding proteins.



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