Qiuzhen Yin obtained the title of Doctor of Science at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006 with a thesis on the relations between loess, monsoon and climate. Since then, she has been working on paleoclimate modelling at the Centre de Recherches sur la Terre et le climat de l’Université de Louvain. Her main contributions focus on interglacial climates and monsoon dynamics in the Quaternary. She is a member of the International Climate Commission and an associate member of the Belgian National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics. She is a member of the Editorial and Publishing Committees of Global and Planetary Change, Quaternary International, Quaternary Sciences and Climate of the Past. In 2016, she was awarded the Lagrange Prize of the Royal Academy of Belgium.