International biophysics meeting opens in Shanghai
The 15th Chinese Biophysics Congress, a leading gathering of biophysics experts commenced in Shanghai on Nov 3, 2017.
The meeting, first held in 1964, attracted nearly 1,000 people including more than 10 academicians from the Chinese and American Academy of Sciences, fellows of the Royal Society, and renowned domestic and foreign scientists to discuss more than 20 academic subjects.
Jiang Mianheng, president of ShanghaiTech University speaks during the opening ceremony of the 15th Chinese Biophysics Congress on Nov 3, 2017. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Xu Tao, vice-president of the Biophysical Society of China (BSC) hosted the opening ceremony and Jiang Mianheng, president of ShanghaiTech University made a presentation during the ceremony.
“ShanghaiTech University is the perfect place to hold the meeting for its advanced research facilities,” said Jiang.
He expressed his belief that that the meeting would push forward the development of biophysics at the university.
Rao Zihe, president of BSC gives a presentation during the 15th Chinese Biophysics Congress on Nov 3, 2017. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
“Biophysics is facing a new era and this is a good opportunity for BSC,” said Rao Zihe, president of BSC speaking during the opening ceremony.
During the meeting, BSC announced the winners of the Bei Shizhang Award, China's highest honor in the field of biophysics.
The award consists of three parts, including the Bei Shizhang International Award, Bei Shizhang Award and Bei Shizhang Award for Young Biophysicist.
Sir Tom Blundell (right) is awarded the Bei Shizhang International Award. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Sir Tom Blundell, a fellow of the Royal Society won the Bei Shizhang International Award for his devoted efforts to enhance academic cooperation between China and the UK.
Shi Fazhan and Zong Weijian win the Bei Shizhang Award for Young Biophysicist. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Shi Fazhan and Zong Weijian from the University of Science and Technology of China and Academy of Military Services of Chinese People's Liberation Army respectively were awarded the Bei Shizhang Award for Young Biophysicist.
Wang Shurong (right) wins the Bei Shizhang Award. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Wang Shurong, a professor from the Institute of Biophysics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) won the Bei Shizhang Award.
Events including bilateral forums, symposiums, exhibitions on the achievements of biophysics, and lectures were also held during the meeting.