University recognises work of Inverness scientist

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Professor Jun Wei

An Inverness-based scientist has been made a Professor by the University of the Highlands and Islands. Jun Wei was awarded the title in recognition of his contribution to the university’s division of health research.

Based at the Centre for Health Science, Professor Wei conducts research into diseases including schizophrenia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke. He has worked in medical research for more than 30 years and published over 100 papers in internationally reviewed journals.

Professor Wei joined the university in 2006 and has been instrumental in developing research collaborations with other universities in Scotland and China.

The university’s principal and vice-chancellor, Professor Clive Mulholland, said: “This award is a fitting recognition of Professor Wei’s dedication and contribution to our division of health research. He has an excellent academic record and is a great asset to the university. We want to develop our research excellence around the environment, culture, industries and social infrastructure of the Highlands and Islands. The work of academics like Professor Wei is vital to this.”

Speaking about his new title, Professor Wei said: “I am so happy to be awarded this title. I would like to thank my colleagues in the University of the Highlands and Islands division of health research and the Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain for their long-term support of my research work. I have realised there are a lot of responsibilities for my work and I try my best to develop good research programmes and build a good research team at the university.”