Professor Yan-Mei Li graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University of China in 1987, then received her master and Ph.D degree in the same Department of Tsinghua University in 1989 and 1992, respectively. She is Chief Scientist of a major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 program) and an Awardee of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, China. She is now the associate editor of J Org Chem. Her research interests are focused on the synthesis of peptides and peptide-conjugates that have bioactivity, the studies related to posttranslational modification of proteins. Recent research interest also focuses on the chemical synthetic vaccines and immunostimulants.