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Yunnan University lists 10 major scientific achievements in 2018

Updated: 2019-01-08
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A list of 10 major scientific achievements made by Yunnan University (YNU) for the past year was recently revealed by the university.

The achievements were presented as follows:

1. A research team from Yunnan University (YNU) published a paper on paleontology that was included in the sub-journal of Nature –– Nature Communications, on Feb 1, 2018. 

Led by Professor Zhang Xiguang and researcher Yang Jie from the Yunnan Key Laboratory for Paleontology at YNU, the team published a paper titled “Early Cambrian fuxianhuiids from China reveal origin of the gnathobasic protopodite in euarthropods.”  

The paper reveals substantial changes that have taken place in the gnathobasic protopodite of euarthropods based on the world’s earliest fossil records found by the team. 

The research was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Yunnan provincial technological authority.


Early fossil records which reveal the changes that have taken place in the gnathobasic protopodite of euarthropods. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]

2. A finding of computer system structure and high-performance computing by YNU scholars was reported online by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, a top international journal in the field of computer system, in March, 2018. 

The research was conducted by Zhang Xuejie, professor at YNU’s School of Information; Liu Xi (the first author), a doctoral student of the class of 2014 and Liu Weidong (corresponding author), associate professor at the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

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