Rongtao Li has completed her PhD at Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science in 2004. She is the full professor, vice dean of the Faculty of Life Science and Technology, and Director of Natural Products Research Laboratories, Kunming University of Science and Technology. She has been awarded several prizes conferred by national, CAS, provincial, or ministerial authorities, including the “First Outstanding Prize of Natural Science of Yunnan province”, the “National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of P.R. China”, the “New Century Excellent Talents on University”, and the “Young Academic and Technical Leader of Yunnan Province”. She has published 12 patents, and over 150 scientific papers.