Chen Zuyuan was born in Shenzhen, China, China. Chen controls Shenzhen Anyuan Holdings Group, headquartered in China's southern entrepreneurial mecca of Shenzhen. Anyuan has business interests in real estate and pharmaceuticals.
From 1998 to present, Chen is a professor at Zhejiang University College of Agriculture and Biotechnology (浙江大学农业与生物技术学院)
Chen was elected to Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991
From 1979 to 1989, Chen was the Vice-president and then President of the Zhejiang Agricultural University
In 1958, Chen founded the first laboratory in China to study agricultural science by nuclear physics techniques, especially the radioactive isotope
In 1953, Chen became an associate professor of Zhejiang Agricultural University (previous and current Zhejiang University)
After graduation, Chen taught at Daxia, which became East China Normal University in 1951
Chen Ziyuan (simplified Chinese: 陈子元; traditional Chinese: 陳子元; pinyin: Chén Zǐyuán; born September 1924 in Shanghai) is a Chinese agricultural scientist, educator, and main founding father of China's nuclear agriculture