Xinhuanet, Beijing, November 6th. From November 3rd to 5th, the third “Huairou Forum” was successfully held in Beijing with the theme of “Biomedical Imaging: Future Technology and Future Scientists”. This forum is co-sponsored by Peking University and the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, co-organized by the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Beijing Science and Technology International Exchange Center, and hosted by the School of Future Technology of Peking University and the National Biomedical Imaging Science Center. The conference invites scientists from all over the world Jointly discuss future research directions and technological innovations in the field of biomedical imaging, and promote the growth of young scientists. This forum will be included in the series of lectures planned by top scholars in Peking University’s “University Hall” at the same time.
Cheng Heping presided over the opening ceremony of the forum
Professor Xie Xiaoliang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, foreign academician of the National Academy of Sciences, director of Beijing Changping Laboratory; Professor Zhang Jin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President of Peking University; member of the Huairou Science City Working Committee of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China; deputy director of the Huairou Science City Management Committee; Lan Xiongjing, deputy director of the People’s Government of Huairou District, Beijing; Hou Yan, chairman of the China Medical Equipment Association; Guo Lugang, vice chairman of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology; Sun Ruijuan, executive deputy director of the Department of Medical Sciences of the National Natural Science Foundation of China; Level 2 of the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission Inspector Liu Hang, Deputy Director of the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhu Bing and other guests; winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, foreign academician of the American Academy of Sciences, director of the Max Planck Institute of Multidisciplinary Science and the Institute of Medicine, More than 230 experts and scholars, including Professor Stefan W. Hell, academician of the German Academy of Sciences, attended the meeting. Professor Cheng Heping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, chief scientist of the multi-modal and cross-scale biomedical imaging facility, and director of the National Center for Biomedical Imaging Science, presided over the opening ceremony of the forum.
Zhang Jin delivers a speech
Zhang Jin said in his speech that with the in-depth development of the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, the precision, breadth, depth and degree of organization of scientific and technological innovation are getting higher and higher, and major scientific and technological infrastructure has increasingly become an important factor in breaking through scientific frontiers and solving economic problems. An important material and technical foundation for major scientific and technological issues in social development. Peking University has joined forces with multiple units to build a major national science and technology infrastructure for multimodal cross-scale biomedical imaging to provide imaging omics research methods for the study of complex life science issues and major diseases. Peking University and other units hold the “Huairou Forum” with imaging facilities as the core. They hope that participating experts and scholars can have in-depth exchanges at the forum, further promote the cross-integration of imaging technology with basic life sciences, clinical medicine, especially precision medicine, and strengthen education. The connection between the chain, innovation chain, talent chain and industrial chain jointly promotes major scientific breakthroughs and technological innovation in the field of biomedical imaging.
Guo Lugang delivered a speech
Guo Lugang, vice chairman of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, said in his speech that the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, as an important force in promoting the development of science and technology in the capital and building Beijing into an international science and technology innovation center, actively serves the construction of a century-old science city. Relying on the leading and radiating role of large science facilities, the Huairou Forum has attracted and gathered a group of international cutting-edge scientific and technological talents, made effective contributions to promoting the paradigm change of biomedical research, and has become the “innovation link” of Haizhi, the capital of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology. One of the brand activities. He said that the Beijing Association for Science and Technology will work with universities and colleges including Peking University and the National Biomedical Imaging Science and Technology Innovation Alliance to link global innovation resources, strengthen the cultivation, introduction and encouragement of scientific and technological talents, and contribute to the economic and social development and development of Huairou District. Social governance provides intellectual support and scientific and technological empowerment, contributing to the realization of high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and high-quality development of the capital.
In the keynote report session, 9 academicians and experts including Stefan W. Hell and Xie Xiaoliang gave keynote reports of the conference, and 16 outstanding domestic and foreign scientists and young scholars gave academic reports. Participating experts will conduct in-depth academic exchanges and discussions around the development of biomedical imaging science and technology, and report on scientific frontiers and the latest research results. Professor Chen Liangyi, deputy director of the National Center for Biomedical Imaging Science of Peking University, and Professor Chen Zhixing of Peking University respectively hosted two roundtable meetings, allowing scientists from different professional fields to have high-end dialogues, share experiences, collide with sparks of wisdom, conduct brainstorming, and promote in-depth exchanges. cooperate.
During the meeting, the participants visited the imaging facility park and learned about the imaging construction on the spot. The visiting and inspecting personnel listened to the introduction of the settled instruments and equipment and some typical highlight equipment, visited the imaging facility exhibition hall, and experienced first-hand the bright prospects of imaging facility construction and future development.
During the “Huairou Forum”, three satellite meetings were also held.
One of the satellite conferences – RNA Multi-dimensional Imaging and Life and Health Forum
In recent years, Chinese scientists have made significant progress in static and live cell RNA imaging research. From November 1st to 3rd, the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the School of Future Technology of Peking University jointly held the RNA Multi-dimensional Imaging and Life and Health Forum to build a platform for disciplinary integration development, exchange and cooperation, and strive to accelerate the innovative development of China’s RNA field. and rapid progress in the field of life and health.
Cheng Heping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor of the School of Future Technology of Peking University, attended the forum and delivered a speech. 18 experts including Shi Yunyu, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor of the School of Life Sciences of the University of Science and Technology of China, gave conference reports. Sun Yujie, professor of the School of Future Technology of Peking University, introduced the participating experts. The conference highlighted the construction and progress of multi-modal and cross-scale biomedical imaging facilities. Experts shared the latest development and application results of RNA imaging technology. Scientists in related fields had in-depth exchanges and laid the foundation for more cooperation in the next step.
More than 100 scientific researchers in related fields from all over the country participated in the meeting to exchange and discuss, and made prospects for the future development and needs of RNA multi-dimensional imaging technology.
Satellite Meeting 2 – International Scientific and Technological Advisory Committee on Multimodal Cross-Scale Biomedical Imaging Facilities
On November 3, the International Scientific and Technological Advisory Committee for Multimodal Cross-Scale Biomedical Imaging Facilities was successfully held. This International Science and Technology Advisory Committee is composed of 11 top experts from world-class universities and research institutions. At the meeting, the experts listened to a report on the construction and development of imaging facilities made by Cheng Heping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, chief scientist of the multi-modal and cross-scale biomedical imaging facility, director of the National Center for Biomedical Imaging Science, Boya Distinguished Professor of Peking University, and National Chen Liangyi, deputy director of the Biomedical Imaging Science Center, made a report on talent team building, conducted exchanges and discussions with imaging facility researchers, and put forward opinions and suggestions on the future development of imaging facilities and the National Biomedical Imaging Science Center.
Satellite Meeting Three – National Biomedical Imaging Science and Technology Innovation Alliance (Preparatory) Founding Conference and First Member Conference
On November 3, the founding meeting and first members meeting of the National Biomedical Imaging Science and Technology Innovation Alliance (preparatory) were successfully held. The conference uses imaging facilities as a link and aims to promote technological innovation and lead industrial development. It focuses on the field of biomedical imaging science and technology and strives to conquer core key technologies, solve bottlenecks in industry development, and serve the people’s life and health needs.
After consensus with relevant units, the initiative was initiated to establish the “National Biomedical Imaging Science and Technology Innovation Alliance”, aiming to create a smooth innovation chain upstream, midstream and downstream, and work hard in new fields, new tracks, new drivers and new advantages. The alliance has received widespread attention and response from all walks of life. About 70 units from universities, scientific research institutes, clinical hospitals, and biomedical imaging companies participated in the founding meeting. The “National Biomedical Imaging Science and Technology Innovation Alliance Charter (Draft)” was adopted at the meeting, and the first council was elected.
After the meeting, the first meeting of the first council was also held, where the chairman unit and vice-chairman unit were elected. A lively discussion was held on the alliance’s work tasks and organizational form, and suggestions were made for the future development of the alliance.