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Top International Scientists Gathered in Kunming for Brain and Stem Cells

The 8th International Symposium on Primate Research, organized by Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research and co-hosed by Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), Institute of Neuroscience, Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Primate Experimental Animal Professional Committee of Chinese Experimental Animal Society, was successfully held in Kunming from August 17th to 20th.


The theme of this symposium focuses on brain and stem cells, with topics ranging from neural development and aging, embryonic development and stem cells, disease models and treatments, and cutting-edge technologies. The meeting brought together more than 400 experts and scholars from the United States, Britain, China and other countries, including CAS members PU Muming, PEI Gang, YANG Huanming, ZHOU Qi, JI Weizhi, Professor Juan Carlos izpisua belmonte of Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Professor Austin Smith of Cambridge University, Professor ZHANG Yi of Harvard University and other top international scientists.




During the conference, 32 distinguished scholars respectively made their lecture on latest research results, including Professor Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte of the American Isaac Institute, Academician ZHOU Qi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor ZHANG Yi of Harvard University, Professor DING Sheng of the American Gladys Cardiovascular Disease Institute, Professor TANG Fuxu of Beijing University, Professor GAO Guangping of Massachusetts University, Professor Sidi Chen of Yale University, Professor SHI Yufang of Suzhou University, Professor Joseph Wu of Stanford University, Professor Austin Smith of Cambridge University, Researcher JIE Wei of Tsinghua University, Professor sukh un Zhang of Wisconsin University and Researcher SUN Qiang of Shanghai Institute of Life Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences .


Since it was held in 2004, the international symposium on primate research has been featured and commented in Nature twice, which has great influenced experts and scholars both at home and abroad and provides extensive academic communication and learning opportunities for them in the field of primate research.



Yunnan Central Primate Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research, the organizer of this symposium, is a provincial key laboratory jointly built by Yunnan Institute of Science and Technology and KUST, which collects advantageous scientific research resources of both parties. The laboratory focuses on the important scientific issues in biomedical research and the major demands for research on population health, new drugs and new treatment technologies in our country, which aims to establish a systematic research system from foundation to transformation, to provide ideas and scientific basis for research on new drugs and new treatment methods, and to make breakthroughs in the mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases. Since its establishment, the laboratory has undertaken a number of projects including the National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program), major national projects and provincial basic research priorities program, made a series of major achievements and is in an international leading position in the application of gene editing and stem cell technology to establish primate models of diseases and related mechanism research.


Before the symposium, WANG Xueqin, President of KUST, exchanged views with the experts and scholars such as Academician PEI Gang, JI Weizhi, Professor ZHANG Yi of Harvard University in the United States, and Researcher YAO Yonggang, Director of Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.



Translated by: TAI Jinxia, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Edited by: Prof. REN Zhaoying, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Issued by: Division of Overseas Cooperation

Source: Faculty of Life Science and Technology (Chinese)

Edited by: KUST News Center (Chinese)