The school of life sciences of Lanzhou university has a long history and turned out a large number of outstanding scientific researcher and talented educators despite locating in the less developed northwestern part of China. The research of the current faculty members mainly falls into three fields, ie. ecology, botany and cell biologyas well as zoology and biomedicalscience. The ecology research in the school iscompetitive amongdomestic universities and is currently a part of the research program in the a state key laboratory of grassland agro-ecosystems. The research in botanyand cell biology were pioneered by two influential senior biologist Prof. Guochang Zheng and Prof. Zhongshu Lv. In 2011, a MOE (ministry of education ) key laboratory of cell activities and stress adaptationswas established, which have greatly boosted the research in the related field. The faculties in zoology and biomedical science are enormously diverse, with people from studying animal behavior to cancer research. To improve the scientific research of all faculties and foster cooperation between different research groups, major instruments were made available to everyonein the research platform of the school. We that everyone in the school will continue to benefit and prosper under this mode of operation.
During the last few years, a number of talented scientists were recruited from around the globe and now the research backgrounds of the faculties are more diversified.I sincerely hope that excellent young scientistsfrom the countryand abroad can join the school of life sciencesof lanzhou university. I also warmly welcome excellent students from all over the country to apply for the schoolof life sciencesof lanzhou university. Here is a good place to study quietlyand you will be prepared totake an important step in your career.