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Professor Keith Kendrick has a BA (1976) and PhD (1979) in Psychology from the University of Durham in the UK. He has held research positions in the University of Durham, Institute of Zoology, University of Cambridge and at the Babraham Institute in the UK prior to moving his current post in the School of Life Science and Technology at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu in 2011 as a National 1000 Talent Professor. He has published over 280 peer-reviewed papers, including many in Nature, Science and PNAS as well as in leading Psychiatric journals. The total citation for his publications is now over 14,800, with 40 papers’ citations over 100 and 5 papers over 300 and the H index is 72. He is entitled as “Elsevier China Highly Cited Scholars” and has received numerous competitive research grants from both UK and China-based funding agencies.

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Since 2015 Benjamin Becker is working as full-time National and Sichuan Provincial Thousand Talent Professor at the UESTC. In 2018 Prof. Becker received the “Academic and Technical Leading Scientist of Sichuan Province” award. His current research is focused on determining brain-based markers and novel treatment approaches for emotional brain disorders and is supported by Chinese and German funding agencies. He has published over 70 highly cited papers in international peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Psychiatry, Brain, Biological Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics and Cerebral Cortex

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