Yan Ning, a director of Meibo, abandoned Tsinghua University and fled to Princeton. Is that really because he is angry?

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originally thought that Yan Ning, a beauty doctoral director of Tsinghua University, would go to Princeton in the United States, but it was only a personal choice or an American university to come to China to dig for corners. Yan Ning is a doctor from Princeton. When she returned to Princeton to teach, she also had some internal logic. Yan Ning returned to Tsinghua University in 2007 to serve as a professor, perhaps also related to Shi Yigong. Shi Yigong taught at Princeton University from 1998 to 2008, and he is Yan Ning’s doctoral advisor.

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Yan Ning are absolutely talented women. She has won the Howard Hughes Institute of Medicine International Young Scientist Award (2012), China Young Female Scientist Award (2012), International Protein Society “Young Scientist Award” (2015), secler international biophysics Award (2015), and “China Science star” (2016), “molecular mechanism exploration of muscle excitation contraction coupling” selected by Nature magazine ”The project was selected as “top ten scientific and technological progress of Chinese universities” in 2016. The problem of “crystal structure of glucose transporter” (GLUT1) has puzzled the field of structural biology for 50 years. In 2014, the international community of structural biology launched a competitive solution to this problem. As a result, Yan Ning’s team took six months to take the lead in completing this task, which shocked the scientific community. Since 2009,

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, Yan Ning, as a corresponding author, has published as many as 17 papers in the three top international journals of science, nature and cell, which is more than 99% of all universities in China. Her thesis has never been questioned or disputed.

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in April 2017, Princeton now employs her as a lifelong Chair Professor. It is a scholar with the highest academic status in a foreign university. And Princeton is Ivy League university. This year, Yan Ning was 39 years old.

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Yan Ning left Tsinghua University for the public reason that “I’m afraid that if I’ve been in an environment for a long time, I might be too complacent to know. Another kind of environment is to give yourself some new pressure, stimulate yourself to get inspiration, and hope to make new breakthroughs in science. ” Tsinghua University also said it was a normal phenomenon of international high-level talent flow. Tsinghua maintains an open, optimistic and positive attitude towards this. Presumably, at least because of Shi Yigong, Yan Ning must also continue to maintain a close relationship with Tsinghua.

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Princeton and other major American universities, even the general universities in the United States, may not grant the position of professor to the general learners at will. Their professors must have real talents and practical learning. They are really successful people in the academic circle. A lifetime chair professor can only be given to the best in the academic world. It is self-evident what kind of position Yan Ning is in in the international academic circle.

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, however, it is revealed that Yan Ning, in fact, abandoned Tsinghua University and went to Princeton for a long time. This has a lot to do with NSFC projects. To this end, a “failed fund application” blog, said clearly. This post was signed by Yan Ning himself and published in 2014.

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applied for the key project of NSFC this year, hoping to support the research of “structure and mechanism of glucose transporter”. I have always been determined to get it, because the importance of this project is far greater than all my previous studies. It seems that the Foundation Committee has never set up a project to support the important basic research field of nutrient transmembrane transport, and we know that we can make achievements and afford this support. ” “Peer review opinions” think that “the scientific issues of the project are clear, innovative, reasonable and feasible, and the applicant also has the software and hardware conditions to complete the project, so it is suggested to give priority to funding.” What about

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? She did not “have an opportunity to get a final answer”, that is, she was not on the fund’s final support list. The foundation didn’t give her any explanation. Her exclamation was, “I can’t think of the answer. I want to know where the application problem is.”

in 2015, she applied again. If you apply in 2014, some materials are incomplete or something. By 2015, she had the support of international authoritative academic journals, and the new application materials were more perfect. It can still end like 2014. For this reason, she made an exclamation in the form of supplementary notes: “in the Spring Festival of the year of the sheep, she worked hard to write a book. She wanted to be ashamed in 2015 and then brave. Recently, the preliminary trial ended, but she still didn’t get a chance to reply. So far, I have no words but “ha ha”. I’m really forgetful. I forgot that my outstanding young man got the opportunity to reply for the third time. The repetition of history makes it difficult for me to have any illusions about NSFC. Procedure “justice” and “expert” opinion, ha ha ha, what’s the need to add sin. ”

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– it can be seen that for a top international scientist, such a bureaucratic system in the scientific and technological circles is particularly harmful. It’s hard for a scientist like Yan Ning to keep her head down to succumb to the inexplicable bureaucracy. And she is bound to have some exchanges and cooperation with top scientists abroad. It is inevitable that such a thing will not be known abroad. So Princeton held out an olive branch to her, and it was the highest honorary teaching post. Could she not be moved? Some people in

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say that the article “a failed fund application” has not been confirmed by Yan Ning himself. But what this article says is very likely, or almost 100% confirmed, to happen and often. China’s scientific and technological circles (not limited to the scientific and technological circles) often have such situations. When you are outside, you are valued and respected. Once you return home, in the official standard system, you are often gradually ignored or even ignored. If you have a stronger personality, often give advice to the leader in some matters, or not so follow the leader’s instructions. Sorry, the leader will even give you small shoes. Yan Ning did postdoctoral research in Princeton from 2005 to 2007. In Tsinghua, we have some cooperation with the US side. She is quite clear about the different scientific research systems in China and the United States. The GLUT1 of

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Yan Ning is regarded as a breakthrough of “milestone significance” in the academic circle. However, funding for this project comes from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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