Dr. Ling Peng
Dr. Ling Peng is a research director in the Interdisciplinary Center on Nanoscience in Marseille (CINaM) at the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) in France. She carried her undergraduate study in polymer chemistry with Prof. Chen Rongshi at Nanjing University in China, her PhD program in organic chemistry with Prof. Albert Eschenmoser at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and her postdoctoral research in Pharmacy with Prof. Maurice Goeldner at Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg in France. She was recruited as a research scientist in CNRS in 1997, promoted as a CNRS research director in 2008, and then 1st class Research Director in 2015.
Dr. Ling PENG has been working actively at the interface of chemistry and biology, and in particular, developing functional dendrimers for biomedical applications, molecular probes for exploring biological events and nucleoside analogues for drug discovery. She has established bio-inspired structurally flexible dendrimers for nucleic acid delivery. Recently, she has inaugurated the concept of self-assembling supramolecular dendrimers, and applied this concept to deliver various natural product drugs, biopharmaceutics and imaging agents for cancer treatment and imaging. One of these dendrimers has been scheduled for clinical study. Dr. Ling PENG has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers, 8 patents and 14 book chapters. She has also coordinated and participated various European projects and networks. Dr. Ling PENG is currently working on implementing the multifunctional dendrimer nanotechnology-based drug delivery and bioimaging for establishing theranostics for personalized medicine, and her research team has been labelled by La Ligue contre Le Cancer in France since 2016.
Dr. Ling PENG was awarded with the Prize of Dr & Mme Henri Labbé of the French Academy of Sciences in 2017 and the Distinguished Member of French Chemical Society in 2020.