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18th Chinese Biophysics Congress concludes on a high

Updated: 2020-11-19


Rao Zihe (1st, right), honorary president of the BSC, joins five winners of the "excellent academic poster" competition at the closing ceremony of the 18th Chinese Biophysics Congress in Guangzhou, on Nov 18. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 18th Chinese Biophysics Congress concluded on Nov 18 in Guangzhou -- capital city of South China's Guangzhou province -- with organizers celebrating the fact that it succeeded in attracting the online and offline participation of over 1,100 teachers, students and academic peers.

Hosted by Biophysical Society of China (BSC), the event invited six plenary speakers and set up 17 themed academic sub-sessions. During the three-day congress, participants listened to reports from 158 universities and research experts in China.


The BSC's Association of Glycobiology is inaugurated at the closing ceremony on Nov 18. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Four themed forums were staged, involving journal writing, research fund applications and innovation and entrepreneurship by researchers. Six online and offline science popularization activities were also held during the event, and were broadcasted live on various online platforms, attracting 84,000 viewers.

The organizing committee of the congress received 389 academic abstracts and made plans to collect 155 of them.

At the same time, 117 academic posters were entered for consideration in an online academic posters award. After being selected by the academic committee from the general assembly, five participants won prizes and were handed certificates at the closing ceremony.