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(CHANGE OF DATE, TIME & VENUE) Honorary Doctorate Distinguished Lecture by Professor Shi Yigong on Life & Career in a Changing World
November 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Title: Life & Career in a Changing World
Speaker: Professor Shi Yigong
Date: Monday, 19th November 2018 (previously Tuesday, 20th November 2018)
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am (previously 10:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Venue: AAB201, BUR Campus, HKBU (previously WLB103, Shaw Campus, HKBU)
Professor Shi Yigong (Doctor of Science, honoris causa)
Professor Shi Yigong is a prominent structural biophysicist, and serves as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, and Foreign Associate of the European Molecular Biology Organisation. He is currently President of Westlake University, China.
Professor Shi graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing and received his doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University in the USA. He previously worked in Princeton University and later in Tsinghua University as Head of the Department of Biology, Dean of the School of Life Sciences, and Vice President. With the vision of developing world-class private research universities in Mainland China, Professor Shi worked diligently with his peers to establish the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study and Westlake University in Hangzhou, China and served as the founding President of Westlake University.
Professor Shi has achieved remarkable standards of excellence in science, technology and higher education. He also made innovative and outstanding contributions through the application of structural biology tools and biochemical techniques. In the research area of apoptosis, Professor Shi has systematically elucidated the molecular mechanism of the regulation of apoptosis protease activity, which has promoted a better understanding of the mechanism of tumorigenesis. He has published over 180 research articles which provided essential knowledge of protein structures for the understanding of various kinds of human diseases and the development of the pertinent clinical drugs.
Professor Shi’s research excellence has won him multiple international recognitions, such as the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, the Gregori Aminoff Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technology Achievements and the Future Science Prize – Life Science Prize.