Keynote Speakers Details


Prof. Jinwei Zhang /Prof.

University of Exeter Medical School

Dr. Jinwei Zhang is a Principal Investigator in Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School, UK. Professor in Biomedical Science, Xiamen University Medical School, China. His laboratory studies ion channels, transporters, and signalling pathways that associated with human diseases, for examples, stroke that regulated by WNKSPAK/OSR1-KCC2/NKCC1, hypertension that regulated by WNK-SPAK/OSR1-NCC, and concern with elucidating and targeting ion transporters, kinases, protein-protein interactions using genetic mouse models, small molecules, CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technologies, and electrophysiology to aid discovery and validation of new potential drug targets. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in cellular chloride homeostasis and cell volume regulation and drug discovery. He has published more than 70 articles in journals including Cell, Nature Medicine, Cell Metabolism, Neuron, Nature Communications, EMBO molecular medicine, Science Signalling, Human Molecular Genetics etc. and has achieved more than 3150 citations, H-index=30, i10-index=45. His current research is supported by the NIH R01, The Royal Society UK, NSFC, Alzheimer's Research UK and Commonwealth Commission Funding etc. He is an Associate Editor for the Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers in Microbiology, and Frontiers in Physiology, Editor in Chief for the Journal of Modern Biology and Drug Discovery. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of 40 scientific journals and completed editing >70 manuscripts, as well as a reviewer for more than 60 scientific journals and completed reviewing >100 manuscripts.