Yu-Mei Wen MD graduated from Shanghai First Medical College, was a WHO fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and Fogarty visiting scholar at NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA. She is professor and member of international scientific advisory board of Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology, nominated and supported by Ministry of Education/Ministry of HealthHer interests are in research on molecular virology and immunology of hepatitis B virus, and microbial functional genomics.
She is a pioneer in developing translational medical research, working on an innovative therapeutic vaccine for chronic hepatitis B patients which is under phase III clinical trial. She has .published 260 articles home and abroad, and was awarded Excellence Award in Recognition of outstanding contribution in Medical Virology by the Asian Pacific Society for Medical Microbiology (2006) and was awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Duisburg and Essen, Germany (2009). Recently, she has been promoting research and practice of medical sciences for the aging populationt. She was elected member of CAE in 1999.