1990 …2017

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Jun-Ping Liu, MD (1985), PhD (1992), Director - Institute of Aging Research, Hangzhou Normal University; Professor – University of Melbourne Department of Genetics; Professor – Monash University Department of Immunology; Editor-in-Chief, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology (CEPP).

Education and training: 1977-1985: Bethune Medical University. 1985-1987: Beijing Medical University, China. 1987-1991: Monash University. 1992-1995: John Hunter Hospital, University of Newcastle.

Appointments and duties: 1996-2001: Queen Elizabeth II Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, ARC and NHMRC. 2002-2010: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Coordinator, Cell Biology Teaching Program, Monash University. 2004 onwards: President, Australia Chinese Association for Biomedical Sciences. 2011 onwards: Founding Director, Institute of Ageing Research, Hangzhou Normal University; Professor, University of Melbourne Department of Genetics; Professor, Monash University Department of Immunology. 2012-2016: Chief Scientist, National Research Program on “Telomere Proteins and Disease”, Ministry of Science and Technology, China. 2013 onwards: Editor-in-Chief, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology (CEPP).

Research fields: Cell aging diseases. Major interests: subcellular structures in premature aging. Current investigations: telomere binding proteins and ATPase transporter.


Major awards:

(1) Beckman Coulter Discovery Science Award, awarded annually to an Australian biochemist or molecular biologist for distinguished contributions to the field of biochemistry or molecular biology, based on work carried out predominantly within Australia, by Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). (2009)

(2) Servier Award by the Endocrine Society of Australia, for the best published work in the previous year by a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia (1996).

(3) Australian Life Sciences Research Award 1995, for outstanding contribution to life science research: Instigations into the structure and function of the nerve terminal protein dynamin, presented by the Australian Society of Medical Research, Today’s Life Science and Beckman Instruments (1996).

(4) AW Campbell award for excellence in Neuroscience, by the Australian Neuroscience Society (1995).

(5) Inaugural NARF Post-doctoral Investigator Award, by the National Association of Research Fellows, National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia (1995).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Cell aging diseases
  • Subcellular structures in premature aging
  • Telomere binding proteins
  • ATPase transporter