November 11th, the second Zhongyuan Union life medical award ceremony and summit was held in Beijing. Researcher of Synthetic Bioengineering Research Center (CSynBER) of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT)，Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chenli LIU received an innovation breakthrough award of the second Zhongyuan Union life medical award to honour his fundamental research on the application of synthesis biology.
Zhongyuan Union life medical award, the highest achievement of national life medical field award, was first created in 2016. It is co-founded by Vcanbio Cell & Gene Engineering Co., Ltd, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and public welfare foundation of Shenzhen Zhongyuan Union biology treatment. The purpose of the award is to encourage both domestic and international distinguished scientists, scholars and potential innovative talents who received outstanding creative results in the field of life medical.
Among the last award receiver lists, international synthesis biology specialist, J. Craig Venter received "international cooperation award", Pro. Ning YAN of Tsinghua University and Pro. Min HUANG of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medical of CAS receive "innovation breakthrough award".
The selection committee of this year finally decided on one "international cooperation award", two "achievement award", ten "innovation breakthrough award". In details, Andrew James McMichael, academician of the Royal Society and honorary professor of University of Oxford received "international cooperation award". Both Yigong SHI, academician and vice president of Tsinghua University, and pro. Jie QIAO, dean of the Peking University Third Hospital received "achievement award", Researcher Chenli LIU and other young scientists received "innovation breakthrough award".