Chinese Biophysics Congress gearing up for more success
The closing ceremony of the 19th Chinese Biophysics Congress was held on July 26 in Hefei city, East China’s Anhui province. It attracted more than 1,200 teachers and students to sign up for the congress, and a total of 52 exhibitors participated in the exhibition.
The congress invited nine speakers and set up 33 special academic sub-venues. Participants listened to 266 reports from major universities and scientific research experts across the country during the four-day conference.
Four theme forums were set up during the congress, covering career choices of female scientists, innovation and entrepreneurship of scientific researchers, career planning, and paper writing of young researchers.
It built a diversified exchange platform for participants and promoted communication and cooperation between scientific and technological workers and experts from related industries, universities and institutions.
Academician Shi Yunyu of the University of Science and Technology of China, Academician Yan Xiyun of the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Researcher Liu Pingsheng, director general of the Biophysical Society of China, present awards to the winners.
In order to guide young people to love and learn science, the congress launched a brand-new forum — the Middle School Students Excellence Forum, which allowed high school students to participate in the academic conference for the first time. At the end of the forum, Academician Shi Yunyu wished that all high school students could make unremitting efforts and strive to grow into talents.
The popularization of science has always been the primary focus of the congress. This year, it specially set up a three-day multi-dimensional science popularization event, both online and offline, utilizing livestreaming platforms, such as Bilibili, WeChat Video, Zhihu and Xigua, which attracted more than 307,000 viewers.
A total of 545 abstracts and posters were included in the conference. After being selected by the award’s committee, 10 delegates, including Chen Yuwan, Guo Liang, Jia Xinyu, Li Jia, and Mao Shiqi, received the honor.
At the closing ceremony of the congress, Shi, of the University of Science and Technology of China, and Academician Yan Xiyun, of the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, presented the awards to the winners.
According to Zhang Hong, secretary general of the Biophysical Society of China, the 20th Chinese Biophysics Congress will be held in Kaifeng city, Central China’s Henan province next year.