Wang Yanfen is now Vice-Chairman of University Council and Executive Vice-President of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).
Professor WANG Yanfen obtained her B.S. in the Department of Soil And Plant Nutrition, the College of Agricultural Resources and Environment, China Agricultural University in 1993 and started to work in the Research Center of Plant Ecology, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in the field of grasslands' ecosystem and changes of globalization. During the work in the Institute of Botany, she studied as a Master candidate and Doctoral candidate, and was promoted as associate Researcher. In 1998, she took the position of vice head of the Center of Grasslands' Ecosystem Localization in Inner Mongolia. In January, 2002, she was the vice head of Department of Environmental Biology and Biological Technology, Bureau of Life Sciences and Biological Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.