Accompanied by Professor ZHU Weiliang, Sir Tom Blundell, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge and Scientific Advisor to the National Center for Drug Screening, visited the Chinese National Compound Library (CNCL) ,Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica,in the morning of November 5, 2011. ProfessorWANG Mingwei briefly introduced the history, development and prospect of the library. Sir Tom was very impressed by the state-of-the-art facility and future plan of CNCL. Sharing the same academic experience at Cambridge, Sir Tom and Professor WANG interacted extremely well. Sir Tom expressed that he would closely follow up the future developments at CNCL.