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Highlights from the State Natural Science Award

The State Natural Science Award is classified into two grades: the First Class Award and the Second Class Award.

Two projects were honored with the First Class Award in the Natural Science category.

The first project that received the First Class prize for Natural Sciences is a rice variety designing project in which three institutes joined forces.

Combining genetics, molecular biology and genomics, it studies the molecular mechanism of ideal, high-yielding rice varieties and works on breeding rice based on their findings. The results can contribute to tackling problems like starvation.

The researchers contributing to this project are as follows:

  • Li Jiayang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS;
  • Han Bin, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS;
  • Qian Qian, China National Rice Research Institute;
  • Wang Yonghong, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS;
  • Huang Xuehui, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS.

The second project that received the First Class prize is "Aggregation-induced emission (AIE)" a novel photophysical phenomenon found in a group of luminogens that are not fluorescent in solution but are highly emissive in the aggregate or solid state.

When applied to different materials, this phenomenon can serve purposes including long-term tracking and visualizing of tumor tissues or cancer cells, as well as high-sensitivity detection, forecast and control of even the tiniest amount of chemicals.

The researchers contributing to this project are as follows:

  • Tang Benzhong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
  • Qin Anjun, Zhejiang University;
  • Dong Yuping, Beijing Institute of Technology;
  • Li Zhen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
  • Sun Jingzhi, Zhejiang University.

The following projects received the Second Class award. Here we highlight only those projects related to the biotech field, as a total of 33 projects received awards in this category.

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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