The sixth CC Tan Life Science Award Ceremony was held at School of Life Sciences of USTC (University of Science and Technology of China) on Nov. 10, which is part of celebration of 55th birthday of USTC. Participants at the ceremony are top scientists of life science from all over the country including seven academicians. ZHANG Xueming, director of National Center of Biomedical Analysis of Academy of Military Medical Sciences and HAN, Jiahuai, professor from School of Life Sciences of Xiamen University received CC Tan Life Science Achievement Awards.
Academician ZHANG Xuemin, chief scientist of Major National Research Project, was engaged in oncology research which was focused on the relationship between inflammation and tumorigenesis. His team identified a novel protein CUEDC2 palying a critical role in shut down mechanismof NF-κB pathway after inflammatory activation. He revealed the mechanism at the molecular level and received systemic innovation achievements.
Professor HAN Jiahuai devoted to the research of cell signaling transduction and study of signalpathway of stress inflammatory response at molecular, cell, and animal model levels. He was the first man to identify stress signal p38 gene and protein in the world.
CC Tan Life Science Industrialization Award went to CHEN Daijie, deputy dean of China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry.CyclosporinA is apreferredcurrent clinicalanti-rejectiondrugs. His project, “the keytechnology and applications of CyclosporinA”, took novel technical measures and improved the quality of the products leading to the end of monopoly of imported products. Besides, at the ceremony CC Tan Life Science Innovation Awards were awarded to experts who sparked excellent ideas.
CC Tan Life Science Award was inaugurated in 2008 in memory of TAN, Jiazhen, who was a famous scientist of life science and main founder of modern Chinese genetics. Tan was an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and outstanding educator. CC Tan Life Science Award is presented to honour those who make great contributions to life science and encourage people in life science to make progress and improve.
(JI Jiaojiao, School of Life Sciences)