Recently, under the invitation of the editor-in-chief ofProgressive Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, a book entitled SecondaryMetabolites from Higher Fungi by Professor Liu Jikai and Dr. He Heping of theSchool of Pharmacy of the University of China (Progress in the Chemistry ofOrganic Natural Products 106, pp. 1-201, text link http://www.springer.com/cn/book/9783319595412, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59542-9) waspublished by Springer. The book systematically introduces the latest advancesin pigments, toxins, and nitrogen-containing active compounds from higherfungi, and for the first time comprehensively reviews the reported types andsource pathways of Terpenoids of Higher Fungi derived from higher fungi. Thefull text is written in English, and the total number of cited documents reached 765, a total of 201 pages.
The Classic Series of Books of Progress in the Chemistry of OrganicNatural Products was founded by LászlóZechmeister (1890–1972), a pioneer of natural product chemistry. This seriesinvites scholars in the field to write and comprehensively review the latestresearch progress in the field of natural products, including dozens of NobelPrize winners, for example, Otto Diels and Kurt Alder of the DA reaction,Vladimir Prelog, a chemist who made important contributions in the field oforganic reactions and stereochemistry, and two Nobel Prize-winning chemists,Linus Pauling, made significant contributions to the study of sugars andvitamin C. Walter Norman Haworth, Adolf F., who has made significantcontributions to sex hormone research. J. Butenandt and Derek H.R Barton,George Wells Beadle, Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, PaulKarrer, Luis Federico Leloir, etc., Nobel Prize Winners, in which Walter NormanHaworth and Adolf F.J. Butenandt alsoacted as an editor of the series. As of now, the series has been published involume 106. There are currently 4 co-editors. They are A Douglas Kinghorn（The Ohio State University, Heinz Falk（JohannesKepler University of Linz), Simon Gibbons（UCLSchool of Pharmacy, Jun' ichi Kobayashi（HokkaidoUniversity）.
Professor Liu Jikai of the School of Pharmacy has been dedicated tothe research of natural products of higher fungal activity and has achievedfruitful research results. As an authoritative expert in the field, he won thesecond prize of the National Natural Science and the first prize of theprovincial and ministerial natural sciences. He has published more than 240papers collected by the SCI and was invited by internationally renownedauthoritative journals to publish a series of studies. A review of research inthe field (Chem. Rev., 2005, 105, 2723–2744; Chem. Rev., 2006, 106, 2209–2223;Nat. Prod. Rep., 2010, 27, 1531–1570; Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011, 28, 783–808) hashad extensive academic influence in the field of higher fungal chemistry. Up tonow, these reviews have been cited 316 times.