No. 74

February 2011

Headline News Innovation and Development

Applied Technology

Basic Science Cooperation between CAS and Local Authorities
Bioscience International Cooperation Brief News Geoscience
International Cooperation

CAS International S&T Cooperation Award for 2010 Announced

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) conferred its International Science and Technology Cooperation Award for 2010 at the CAS¡¯ annual conference held January 25-27, Beijing. Prof. Aikichi Iwamoto, who is currently the Chair of the AIDS Surveillance Committee of Japan¡¯s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (Asia and the Pacific Islands) and has worked for the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Tokyo (IMSUT) since 1994, Prof. Stephen Porter, who is a well-known scientist from the Quaternary Research Centre of Washington University, USA and Prof. G. Q. Max Lu, who is now vice chancellor of the University of Queensland and Chair Professor of Nanotechnology, and a world renowned scholar in nanoporous materials, adsorption and catalysis are honored with this award.

Series of Progress Made on Lymphoid Organs

On Jan. 27, the journal Immunity published an invited review entitled Deflating the Lymph Node co-signed by Prof. Fu Yangxin from the University of Chicago, but also member of the Thousand Talents Program of the Institute of Biophysics, CAS, and Prof. Zhu Mingzhao from the Institute of Biophysics, CAS ( (11) 00006-9). Zhu Mingzhao and Fu Yangxin have been collaborating in this field for a long time, and they are mainly committed to the research of the structure, development and functions of lymphoid organs. In fact, as early as 2008, they were invited to jointly publish the review Coordinating Development of Medullary ThymicEpithelial Cells in Immunity. In September 2010, they published in the journal of Trends in Immunology a summary on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the development of medullary thymic epithelial cells and T cells Direct and indirect roles of the LT¦ÂR pathway in central tolerance induction and made a comprehensive and in-depth analysis and review of their own work as well as that of their peers. In terms of the present cooperation, they made an in-depth analysis on the growth, remodeling and functions of lymphatic vessels in lymph nodes during the inflammatory process and pointed out the existing issues in this area and the direction of its future development based on a research paper in the same issue of Immunity.

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