Qingzhi received her BSc and MSc degree from China. She had been teaching Organic Chemistry at Henan Normal University before pursing PhD under the supervision of Prof Derek Woollins at St Andrews. She stayed in St Andrews working with the late Dr. Nigel Botting as postdoctoral research associate on food chemistry and 13C-labelling. She then sprinted to industry at EPP for one year, and returned to St Andrews working with Prof David O’Hagan on fluorine chemistry. She joined the AC-BI team in Nov 2022. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, knitting and sewing.