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BSC researchers attend conference with global top scientists

Updated: 2021-08-05

As part of the annual meeting of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), an activity named “Dialogues between World Laureates and Young Scientists” was held in Beijing on July 28. Researchers Li Dong and Ge Liang of the Biophysical Society of China (BSC) delivered speeches at the event.

With the theme of “openness, cooperation and sharing”, the activity was sponsored by the CAST and the Beijing municipal government.  


A group photo of participants of the ‘Dialogues between World Laureates and Young Scientists’ in Beijing on July 28.

The event was hosted by Yang Wei, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and foreign academician of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Wang Jinzhan, member of the Leading Party Members’ Group and executive secretary of CAST attended the dialogues.

CAS academician Huai Jinpeng, who is secretary and executive vice-president of the Leading Party Members’ Group and chief executive secretary of the CAST, delivered a speech at the meeting. 


CAS academician Huai Jinpeng, also secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group and executive vice-president and chief executive secretary of the CAST, delivers a speech.

Huai pointed out that young scientists, as the lifeblood of the scientific community, should broaden their international visions, improve creativity and communication skills, and enhance diversity and inclusiveness through continuous explorations. 

“To tackle the common challenges faced by mankind, the science world should uphold the scientific spirit, attach importance to talent cultivation and achieve consensus. Openness, cooperation and sharing should act as the driving force for innovation and creation and serve as the principle of scientific and technological talent exchanges,” said Huai. 

Sheldon Lee Glashow, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics 1979, Randy W. Schekman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 2016, and Takeo Kanade, winner of the 2016 Kyoto Prize in advanced technology were invited to the dialogues. 

They made keynote speeches with the topics of “the significance of international cooperation for scientific research and training”, “cooperation is the key to solving intractable problems” and “the way to ensure research quality”.

BSC researchers Li and Ge exchanged views with the three world laureates, the winners of the China Youth Science and Technology Award and outstanding young scientist representatives in the fields of physics, information, economics and finance. 


BSC researcher Li Dong exchanges views with young scientist representatives.


BSC researcher Ge Liang shares opinions at the event.

The dialogues and discussions attracted nearly 1,000 experts and scholars from scientific research institutes, universities, national societies, associations, local science and technology associations and government agencies.