Three members of the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM), Leng Houfu, Year 4 student of the Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science programme, Liang Chao, PhD student, and Dr Guo Baosheng, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, attended the Fifth Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Medicine (SAS-CTM) jointly organised by the Scientific Committee of SAS-CTM and China International Medical Foundation. Their excellent research papers on translational medicine in bone and joint diseases won them three "Clinical and Translational Medicine Best Thesis Awards" at the Symposium which was held to promote international academic exchange in the area of clinical and translational medicine.
Leng Houfu clinched the award for his paper "Therapeutic Silencing CKIP-1 in Osteoblasts for Reversing Established Aged Osteoporosis: Data from micro-CT analysis" while the award-winning papers of Liang Chao and Dr Guo Baosheng were "Aptamer-Functionalized Lipid Nanoparticle (LNPs) Targeting Osteoblasts as a Novel RNAi-Based Anabolic Strategy" and "Increased expression of Ckip-1 within osteoblasts associates with reduced BMP signaling and decreased bone formation during aging" respectively.
Leng said translational medicine is an innovative discipline that involves the application of both life science and cutting-edge technology. He expressed his gratitude for the guidance provided by Dr Zhang Ge, Dr Guo Baosheng and other supervisors of the University’s Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone and Joint Diseases, saying that he has learned a lot from their serious attitude in pursuing research and that his interest in research in the medical field has increased considerably.
(From left) Leng Houfu, Dr Guo Baosheng and Liang Chao receive the three "Clinical and Translational Medicine Best Thesis Awards" at the Fifth Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Medicine held in Beijing.