The conference consists of eight featured symposia,namely “Basic and Applied Cryobiology Research”, “Cryopreservation of Stem Cells and Immune Cells”, “AdvancedTechnology of Biopresevation”, “Cryopreservation of Reproductive Cells and Tissues”, “Animal and PlantCryobiology and Its Application in Modern Agriculture”, “Cryopreservation of Blood Cells and Blood Products”, “Gene Cryopreservation/Banking and Precision Medication”, and “Entrepreneur Forum”. All accepted abstracts will be published in Cryobiology,a famous international journal for low-temperature biology.
In the morning of July 21, Prof. GAO Dayong presided over the opening ceremony. Hefei municipal leader QIAN Yansong addressed a welcome speech on behalf of the Hefei City Government.SFC President Dr. Jason Acker presented the honorable Luyet Medal to Prof. GAO Dayong so as to recognize his outstanding contribution to development of low-temperature science over the decades.
The conference attendees include current and former leaderships of the Society for Cryobiology (SFC) and the International Society of Biological and Environmental Resources (ISBER), experts from the American Association Blood Banks (AABB) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). CRYO 2017 reached a historical largest scale of over 500 conventioneers from all over the world.
During the conference, many experts and scholars visited the Laboratory of CryoBME & Medical Microsystems, USTC and expressed their wills to collaborate with USTC in the field of Cryo-Biomedical Engineering (CryoBME) as well as other related interdisciplines. The Lab was established by Prof. ZHAO Gang in 2010 and has by far become a distinctive CryoBME laboratory that possesses academic impact at home and abroad.
The Conference brought together a large number of the world's top cryobiologists and promoted both fundamental and technological innovations in the field of low-temperature biology. It will hopefully improve the international prestige and academic impact of USTC and our country in the field of low-temperature biology.
(FAN Shu, School of Informaition Science and Technology)
On May 11, the Nature Publishing Group released Nature Publishing Index 2010 China, remarking “a dramatic rise in the quality of research being published by China”. University of Science and Technology of China is ranked 3rd of TOP 10 Institutions in Index 2010 China.
This article came from News Center of USTC.