Chinese Biophysics Congress opens online
The 2022 Chinese Biophysics Congress opened online on Dec 3. With the theme of "Biophysical Frontier and Human Health", the event consisted of 17 academic sessions on such topics as structural and computational biology, metabolic biology, membrane biology and nanobiology.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Zhang Hong, vice-president and secretary-general of the Biophysical Society of China (BSC) and a research fellow at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Xu Tao, president of the BSC, a CAS academician and director of the Bioland Lab, addresses the opening ceremony. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Xu Tao, president of the BSC, a CAS academician and director of the Bioland Lab, gave an opening speech. He delivered a warm welcome to participating scholars on behalf of the BSC and thanked Henan University (HENU) for its role as a co-organizer of the congress.
Aside from plenary speeches and academic sessions, the congress paid attention to international academic exchanges and organized a China-Japan joint session. The Women in Science Forum held on the sidelines of the congress on Dec 2, invited 28 female scientists to share their research findings and was followed by 178,900 viewers on multiple livestreaming platforms, Xu said.
The world today needs scientific and technological prowess and fundamental research more than ever, Xu noted. This year’s congress combined fundamental research with public health, provided scholars and enterprises in life sciences with a platform to further develop the discipline, and presented the BSC’s determination to contribute to building China into a science and technology powerhouse.
Zhang Suojiang, president of HENU and a CAS academician, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the congress. [Photo/bsc.org.cn]
Zhang Suojiang, president of HENU and a CAS academician, talked about the research progress made by the university in bioscience, and said that he hopes participating scholars will inspire each other, conduct in-depth exchanges, and yield more research achievements to promote interdisciplinary studies in biophysics.
Subsequent to the opening ceremony, Wang Songling, a CAS academician and vice-president of the Capital Medical University, Liu Guozhi, a CAS academician and research fellow at the People’s Liberation Army Academy of Military Science, and Tian Ye, a research fellow at the CAS Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, delivered plenary speeches. Their reports attracted nearly 400 online viewers and garnered a total of 2,653 views.