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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 12/2/2017
Career Data Updated: 12/2/2017

PHOTO: Chen Zhu
Chen Zhu 陈竺
President, Red Cross Society of China; Vice-Chairman, 12th Standing Committee of the NPC; Chairman, 16th Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party, Central Committee
Born: 1953


Chen Zhu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. His ancestral home is in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1953 and received a Master's from the Shanghai Second Medical Sciences University in 1981.

Chen Zhu is a leading hematology expert and an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences molecular biologist. He is distinguished in hemophilia classification, diagnosis, and hereditary consultation. As the only Chinese member of the International Hemophilia League Chen has conducted initiative research into the human T cell recipient (TCR) gene's structure and expression and elaborated the No.22 chromosome breakage point and cluster area, while establishing the BCR-ABL reorganized molecular model in Ph chromosome accompanying acute leukemia. Chen is one of the chief scientists in the gene cloning and DNA-sequencing.

Chen Zhu served as vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2000 - 2007. He also served as Minister of Health. In 2012 he was elected chairman of the 15th Central Committee of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party (CPWDP) and in 2013 he became Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC.

In 2015 he was named President of the Red Cross Society of China and in 2017 he was re-elected chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party.

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