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香港中文大学(深圳)迎来首位荣誉教授

  • 2014.05.19
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5月19日,世界著名生物信息学家、五院院士迈克尔•沃特曼教授从香港中文大学(深圳)校长徐扬生院士手中接过了本校荣誉教授聘书,成为了香港中文大学(深圳)首位荣誉教授。

5月19日,世界著名生物信息学家、五院院士迈克尔•沃特曼教授从香港中文大学(深圳)校长徐扬生院士手中接过了本校荣誉教授聘书,成为了香港中文大学(深圳)首位荣誉教授。香港中文大学(深圳)高端学术讲坛之一的大师讲堂旨在通过邀请世界上各领域的著名专家学者讲述最新的科技前沿动态和科学研究进展,从而更好的实现香港中大(深圳)的科学研究、人才培养、社会服务的重要职能。

     迈克尔•沃特曼教授是美国文理科学院院士、美国国家科学院院士、美国国家工程院院士、法国科学院外籍院士和中国科学院外籍院士,其研究领域为计算生物学和生物信息学,重点结合数学、生物学数据统计和计算机科学对分子生物学,尤其对脱氧核糖核酸(DNA)、核糖核酸(RNA)和蛋白质序列数据的利用与产生进行研究。2002年沃特曼教授荣获佳德纳基金会国际奖,并于2013年获得中国政府颁发的中华人民共和国友谊奖。

 

Prof. Michael Waterman spoke on CUHK(SZ) campus for bio-informatics

       On May 19th, Michael Waterman, a world-renowned bio-informatician, took over the honorary professor offer from Xu Yangsheng, President of Chinese University of HK, Shenzhen [CUHK(SZ)]. It was a historic moment for both Prof. Watermen and CUHK(SZ) for he has become the first honorary professor since the foundation of the university and the first grandmaster landed for one of our premium academic forums at the same time. After the ceremony, Prof. Waterman delivered a speech on bio-informatics as the founder of this scientific discipline, whichaims to introduce the latest technology developments and scientific progress to better achieve CUHK(SZ)’s functions of research, personnel training and social services.

        Professor Michael Waterman was elected to be the fellows of the Academy of Arts and Sciences USA, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Foreign Academy of French Academy of Sciences and the Foreign Academy of Chinese Academy of sciences. Professor Michael Waterman elaborated on computational biology and bio-informatics, focusing on combining maths, Biological statistics and Computer science to molecular biology, especially on research for DNA, RNA and protein sequence data. In the year 2002, Professor Waterman won the Best Dana Foundation International Award and was then granted the China Friendship Award issued by Chinese government  in 2013 .