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American Academician David R. Walt Lectures in HNU

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Prof. David R. Walt, honorary director of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Nanomedicine (ICBN) of Hunan University, delivered a lecture on “Present and Future of Genetic Technology” at Fulin Teaching Building on the afternoon of February 24. More than 150 teachers and students from the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and College of Biology, attended the lecture.

David R. Walt, a world famous biosensing scientist, is a professor of Tufts University, an academician of the National Academy of Engineering (of USA), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Medical Sciences, and also, scientific founder of Quanterix and Illumina. He inventively employed optical fiber microarrays for the detection and analysis of single molecules.

In 2013, he joined Hunan University, and gave lectures to students here, to initiate them into interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research worldwide, and help them broaden views and inspire innovation.

Prof. David R. Walt and a group of world top scientists jointly founded the ICBN in December 2013, who were nominated as 11th batch of top talents and innovation groups of the “Thousand Talents Program” of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee. In recent years, he led his research team and ICBN to concentrate on chemical biology and nanomedicine, and harvested breakthroughs. ICBN has become a nationally influential research institute in chemical biology and nanomedicine.

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