Keynote Speaker

Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, China
Yigong Shi

Yigong Shi is Professor and Vice President of Tsinghua University. He received his Bachelor’s Degree with highest honor from Tsinghua University in 1989 and Ph.D. in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1995. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he joined Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in 1998 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2003. He was named Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology in 2007. He returned to Tsinghua University in 2008.

Yigong Shi’s research focuses on three distinct areas: programmed cell death, regulated intramembrane proteolysis, and pre-mRNA splicing. He was a Searle Scholar and a Rita Allen Scholar. He received a number of recognitions, including the 2003 Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award, the 2010 Sackler Prize in Biophysics, and the 2014 Gregori Aminoff Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Yigong Shi is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Foreign Associate of the European Molecular Biology Organization.

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