Prof. Shu-Li You

Prof. Shu-Li You (游书力) was born in 1975 in Luohe, Henan province, China, and received his BSc in chemistry from Nankai University in 1996. He obtained his PhD from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in 2001 under the supervision of Prof. Li-Xin Dai before doing postdoctoral studies with Prof. Jeffery W. Kelly at The Scripps Research Institute. From 2004, he worked at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation as a Principal Investigator before returning to SIOC in 2006. Since January 2017, He has been appointed as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry. His current research interests include asymmetric catalysis, synthetic methodology, natural product synthesis, as well as medicinal chemistry. Prof. Shu-Li You has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and edited two books, and applied over 30 Chinese patents as a co-inventor. Dr. You’s papers have received total citations over 23000 and his h-index is 86 (until June 2022). He is the recipient of AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2011), RSC Merck Award (2015), Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation (2016), Novartis Chemistry Lectureship (2017/2018), State Natural Science Award (2nd class) (2017), and Xplorer Prize (2019).


Education and Working Experience:
  • Jan. 2017-Present: Director, State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China

    Apr. 2006-Present: Professor, State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China

    Feb. 2004-Apr. 2006: Principal Investigator, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, San Diego, CA USA

    Sept. 2001-Feb. 2004: Postdoctoral fellow, Professor Jeffery W. Kelly, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA USA

    Sept. 1996-July 2001: Graduate student (advisor: Professor Li-Xin Dai), Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Professional service:
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021.1.1-

    Associate Editor, Chemical Science, 2020.7.1-2020.12.31

    Associate Editor, Organometallics, 2014.12.1-2019.12.31

    Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017.1.1-

    Associate Editor, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013.1.1-2014.12.30

    Editorial Board, Science of Synthesis, 2017.10.12-

    Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012.7-2016.10; Advisory Board, 2016.10-

    Editorial Board, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2020.10-

    Advisory Board, Chemical Society Reviews, 2011.1.1-

    Advisory Board, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2011.1.1-

    Advisory Board, Chemical Communications, 2012.9-

    Advisory Board, Chem, 2016.7.1-

    Advisory Board, Chem Catalysis, 2020.9.1-

    Advisory Board, ACS Catalysis, 2013.11-2018.12

    Advisory Board, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2014.1-

    Advisory Board, Trends in Chemistry, 2018.7.7-

    Advisory Board, Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS), 2020.8.1-

    International Advisory Board, The Chemical Record, 2022.5-

    Advisory Board, Chinese Chemical Letters, 2015.10-

    Advisory Board, Acta Chimica Sinica, 2015.7-

    Series Editor, Topics in Current Chemistry, 2015.4-

    Deputy Director, The Chinese Youth Chemical Society, 2014.1-2018.10

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014.3-

    International Advisory Board (IAB), International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, 2016.3-

Awards :
  • Xplorer Prize (2019)

    Second-Class National Natural Science Award (2017)

    Novartis Chemistry Lectureship (2017/2018)

    Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation (2016)

    China Youth Science and Technology Award (2016)

    SABIC-CAS Scholarship (2016)

    RSC Merck Award (2015)

    Roche Chinese Young Investigator Award (2014)

    WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Award (2014)

    State Award for Natural Sciences, Second Class (2013)

    CAS Teaching Excellence Award (2012 & 2013 & 2014)

    Asian Core Program Lectureship Award (Japan, Singapore, 2012)

    AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2011)

    Chu Yuet Wah Award for Outstanding Teachers of CAS (2011)

    The Third Chinese Chemical Society-Royal Society of Chemistry Young Chemist Award (2011)

    The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2010)

    Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2010)

    The Distinguished Lectureship Award from The Chemical Society of Japan Asian International Symposium (2009)

    The Chinese Chemical Society Young Chemist Award (2008)

    CAPA Distinguished Faculty Award from Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (2008)

    The CCS-Wiley Young Chemist Award (2007)

    The Hundred-Talented Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007)

    The Top 100 Best Ph. D. Theses in 2003

    The Excellent Achievement Award of Shanghai Graduate Students (Theses) in 2003

    The Special Prize of the President Scholarship for Postgraduate Student in 2001