Women in Science Forum held at 2022 Chinese Biophysics Congress
A Women in Science Forum was held on the sidelines of the 2022 Chinese Biophysics Congress on Dec 2.
It was attended by experts and scholars from renowned domestic universities and research institutions, such as Fudan University, the Second Military Medical University, the Institute of Biophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Peking University.
The forum attracted the 28 women scientists who were shortlisted for the first Excellent Scientific Research Achievement Award launched by the Female Scientists Academic Subgroup of the Biophysical Society of China (BSC), and who delivered academic reports and shared their research progress with the 1,762 participants.
The forum was followed by 178,900 viewers via multiple livestreaming platforms.
Xiao Ruiping, president of the Female Scientists Academic Subgroup of the BSC and a professor at Peking University, addresses the opening ceremony of the forum. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Xiao Ruiping, president of the Female Scientists Academic Subgroup of the BSC and a professor at Peking University, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the forum in which she talked about the indispensable role women, especially female scientists, have played in society.
Xiao reviewed the development of the subgroup and said it has been committed to facilitating the growth of female scientific and technological workers since its establishment.
Xiao said she hopes that the Excellent Scientific Research Achievement Award will encourage women researchers to pursue their scientific dreams and realize their values.
Professor Wang Hongyang, an academician at the CAE, a member of TWAS, and president of the CWSA, delivers a keynote speech. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Professor Wang Hongyang, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), a member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and president of the Chinese Women Scientists Association (CWSA), gave a keynote report on clinical topic selection and medical transformation.
Wang, also an expert in oncology and molecular biology, shared her studies on tumor prevention, control and research, and bottleneck problems remaining to be solved in the field.
Wang said she was happy to see the establishment of the BSC Female Scientists Academic Subgroup, which presents a platform for female researchers to show their achievements.
The forum also released the list of 16 prize-winners out of 88 candidates in an online voting campaign for outstanding women scientists.