On August 30th, Academician Jiang Hualiang, director of the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited Centurial Nankai Grand Forum, brought a wonderful report for Nankai teachers and students with the title of Scientific Research Culture and Scientific Research Life, in Shi Xianlou, Balitai Campus. Cao Xuetao, the principal of Nankai University, attended the report. Vice Principal Chen Jun presided over the meeting.
Before the report meeting, Principal Cao presented Jiang Hualiang with the certificate card of “The Speaker of the Centurial Nankai Grand Forum”. Principal Cao said in his speech that Academician Jiang Hualiang has long been committed to basic research in drug science and discovery of new drugs. He has developed a series of new methods for target discovery and drug design, which have been widely used by international peers and pharmaceutical companies. Also, a theoretical calculation method that could predict the effects of compounds has developed by him, which partially solves the major problems in the field of drug design. Principal Cao also said that “Centurial Nankai Grand Forum” is one of the important activities of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nankai University, aiming to promote the development of talents and academic development in Nankai University. “I hope that this academic feast will bring inspiration and academic nourishment to teachers and students, and inspire teachers and students to climb the peak and innovate.”
Focusing on “science, culture and life”, scientific research culture, and scientific research life, Jiang Hualiang combines the experience of personal study and scientific research, humorously presents a fascinating guiding forum for the teachers and students, and encourages everyone to combine science and culture, draw inspiration and strength from the above two. He encourages young researchers to withstand loneliness during scientific research. Don't be afraid to research some unpopular fields, dare to innovate and create a new peak in scientific research. He sent a sincere blessing that more and more people will participate and contribute to the development of China's scientific research. The report of Academician Jiang Hualiang has made everyone have a deeper understanding of scientific research life. Many teachers and students on the scene asked the academician Jiang Hualiang on the issue of professional field.
Academician Jiang Hualiang is the director of the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the Department of Chemistry of Nanjing University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in organic chemistry. In 1992, he obtained a master's degree in physical chemistry from the Department of Chemistry of East China Normal University. In 1995, he was admitted to the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences and received a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry. He has long been committed to basic research in pharmaceutical science and discovery of new drugs. Through the intersection of biology, chemistry, mathematical science and computational information science, he focuses on new strategies and methods for original drug research, the discovery and optimization of lead compounds, and Regulatory mechanism of drug targets, etc. He has won many awards such as the Second Prize of National Natural Science, the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress, and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Science and Technology Progress Award.