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List of notable or famous scientists from China, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in China and even some popular scientists who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from China is included when available.

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This historic scientists from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from China?" These prominent scientists of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese scientists.

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Zhou Bangxin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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Zhou Bangxin

Zhou Bangxin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of material science and engineering at Shanghai University. ...more

Age: 82

Bruce Lahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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Bruce Lahn is the William B. Graham professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He is also the founder of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. His previous research specialized in human genetics and evolutionary genetics, especially human sex chromosome evolution and the genetic basis that underlies the evolutionary expansion of the human brain. Lahn's current research interests include stem cell biology and epigenetics. His research on the microcephaly-associated gene, MCPH1, led to the hypothesis that an archaic Homo sapiens lineage such as the Neanderthals might have contributed to the recent development of ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: China

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Tan Jiazhen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from China
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Tan Jiazhen

Tan Jiazhen, also known as C. C. Tan, was a Chinese geneticist. He was an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of United States National Academy of Sciences. Tan was a main founder of modern Chinese genetics. ...more

Age: Died at 99 (1909-2008)

Birthplace: China


Cai Wen

Professor Cai Wen, born 1942 in Chenghai County, Guangdong Province, graduated from Zhongshan University in 1964. He is the chairman of the board of the Extension Engineering Special Committee, the Chinese Artificial Intelligence Association and the president of the Extension Engineering Research Institute. He has also been nominated among the national distinguished experts due to his prominent research work. ...more

Age: 76

Birthplace: China