13 Dec 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: WuXi PharmaTech, a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company with operations in China and the US, has concluded its seventh annual WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards in Beijing.
Established in 2007, the WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards are the first nationwide scientific awards in China established by a life science enterprise.
The awards aim to foster early innovation and to encourage pursuit of excellence in life science research. Participants were selected by a committee comprised of distinguished experts from the Chinese life science academia and industry.
Since its inception, 110 scholars from more than 30 premier Chinese universities and research institutes have received WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards, of whom three were later elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Winners of the 2013 Outstanding Achievements Awards included:
Professor Hongkui Deng, School of Life Science, Peking University
Dr Wenhui Li, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing
Winners of the 2013 Scholar Awards include:
Professor Wenjing Xiao, School of Chemistry, Central China Normal University
Dr Yaping Li, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Jinsong Li, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Xuechen Li, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong University
Dr Jianjun Zhang, China Pharmaceutical University
Professor Maojun Yang, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University
Dr Jiawei Zhou, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Shimin Zhao, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University
Dr Niu Huang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing
Dr Lijian Hui, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Linghua Meng, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Zhengying Pan, Shenzhen Graduate School, Peking University
Dr Jianhua Ju, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
"We are excited to recognize some of the brightest minds in China through our Life Science and Chemistry Awards," said Dr Ge Li, chairman and CEO, WuXi PharmaTech. "Their excellent research has the potential to substantially help our industry to better understand diseases and to find cures that benefit patients around the world."