Seven BSC members win C. C. Tan Life Science Award
Awarding ceremony for the 14th C. C. Tan Life Science Award is held on Sept 17 at Nanchang University in East China's Jiangxi province. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Seven members of the Biophysical Society of China (BSC) are among the winners of the innovation award of the C. C. Tan Life Science Award as announced on Sept 17 at Nanchang University in East China's Jiangxi province.
The winners are: Wang Xiangxi, deputy director and research fellow of the Key Laboratory of Infection and Immunity at the Institute of Biophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Zhu Yongqun, “Qiushi” distinguished professor of Zhejiang University and senior research fellow of the Life Sciences Institute at the university; Liu Ying, vice-dean and professor of the College of Future Technology at Peking University; Liu Jianfeng, dean and professor of the School of Life Science and Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology and director of the MOE Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics; Li Haitao, vice-dean and tenured professor of the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University; Shen Xiaohua, deputy director and professor of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University; and Chen Xing, dean and professor of the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at Peking University.
The C. C. Tan Life Science Award was named after C．C. Tan, a world-renowned geneticist and one of the founding fathers of modern Chinese genetics. Since its launch in 2008, the award has been granted to 28 achievement award winners, three international cooperation award winners, 13 clinical medicine award winners, 10 industrialization award winners and 132 innovation award winners.
A total of 24 academicians at the CAS and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) received the achievement award, and four CAE academicians won the clinical medicine award. A total of 17 professors were admitted as CAS and CAE academicians after winning the life science award.
The C．C. Tan Life Science Award was launched to promote the industrialization of research achievements in China’s life sciences, facilitate sci-tech advancement and industrial development of life science, medicine, pharmacy and related fields, and nurture industrial leaders in China’s biotechnology field.