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Biography Revised: 6/11/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Yao Xin
Yao Xin 姚鑫
Experimental Biologist, Tumor Biologist


Yao Xin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Changshu, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from Zhejiang University in 1937 and received his doctorate from Edinburgh University in 1949.

Yao Xin has done research on experimental morphology and embryology at early stages and has engaged in research on experimental and human liver cancers, establishing the first fetus albumen immunity inspection method, which contributed to the discovery of sub-clinical liver cancer.

Yao discovered a new embryo related antigen with membranes in human liver cancer. In 1983, he organized and presided over research on human liver resistant single clone antibodies and was the first to create a human liver cancer resistant to a single antibody, which was successfully used in the treatment of character liver cancer patients without operation after marking with radioactive iodine.

Yao developed the research on system establishments, induced differentiation and gene transfer. He determined that the transformation transfer growth factor b 1gene expressed embryo stem cells too much and this could be used to induce endodermis cell and micro blood vessel. This became the experimental model for blood vessel generation. Yao currently presides over research on the system establishment of pig embryos.

Yao is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Career Data

1980— Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Researcher, Shanghai Biochemistry and Cell Biology Research Institute Shanghai Municipality
1949 Graduate, University of Edinburgh Scotland, Edinburgh (Received Doctorate)
1937 Graduate, Zhejiang University, Biology Department

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