PEI Gang(China)
Professor Gang Pei took office as Tongji’s 25th president on August 16, 2007. Previously, he had served as president of Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences since May 2000. He obtained his Ph. D in Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1991 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US. Professor Pei was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and the Third World Academy of Sciences in 2001. In 2006, he was elected deputy director of the Life Sciences and Medicine Division in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also took on additional responsibilities as the editor-in-chief of Cell Research since Jan 2006. He is the chief scientist in the National 973 Project and leads the National Key Scientific Research Program “Developmental Biology and Reproduction”. He also serves as deputy director of the Academic Degrees Committee in the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, president of the Chinese Society for Cell Biology, chairman of the Asian-Pacific Organization for Cell Biology, and vice chairman of the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine.
Professor Pei’s research mainly focuses on signal transduction of G-protein coupled receptors and its regulation mechanism. He has published more than 100 research papers in the leading international journals including Cell, Molecular Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology and PNAS. Professor Pei has been invited to speak at many international conferences and symposia and received many academic honors.

HE Defang (China)
HE Defang holds a doctorate degree in Management. As the incumbent director of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, he also serves as director of the National Engineering and Technology Library, chairman of board of WANFANGDATA CO., Ltd, assistant manager of China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, and secretary-general of the Association of Soft Science of China. He is mostly engaged in the study and management of scientific & technical policies and resources.

Joseph BRANIN (United States )
Joseph Branin, has a Master of Arts in English and a Master of Library Science degree,currently is a professor and Director of The Ohio State University Libraries. He has been active members of Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association; Public Services Committee, Research Libraries Group; Board of Directors and Association of Research Libraries, is currently advisors for OCLC and OhioLINK, and Editor-In-Chief of the journal College and Research Libraries. He has published more than 50 articles and made numerous presentations on subjects such as Information Services Knowledge Management, Academic Libraries Information Technology, Library Management and Organizational Change, won many Honors & Awards, like Best Article and selected for the book The Collection Building Reader., Neal Schuman Publisher. (1992) and Best Publication in the Field of Library Acquisitions and Collections, American Library Association (2000).