Prof. Jiguang Wang awarded Zhong Nanshan Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award
Prof. Jiguang Wang has been awarded the Zhong Nanshan Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award (鍾南山青年科技創新獎). He is the only awardee from Hong Kong and one of the two basic scientists among this year’s ten awardees. This is his second prestigious award after The Excellent Youth Award from the National Science Foundation of China in 2019.
Prof. Jiguang Wang (HKUST)
Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Wang has developed a computational method—TEDG which reconstructs the evolution history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In 2015, he was named as an Irving Institute Precision Medicine Fellow and promoted to Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University. He has been focusing on the study of precision medicine of glioblastoma under therapy. His current interests also include the research of machine learning and computational methods in biology and medicine.
Prof. Wang has obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science and then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University.
Zhong Nanshan Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award (鍾南山青年科技創新獎)
The award was co-established by the China Youth Science and Technology Workers Association, China Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Foundation, and the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League. The award is open to Chinese nationals under the age of 38 who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of medicine and life sciences. No more than 10 awardees are selected each time. The award aims to support youth science and technology innovation, research excellence in life science, health and epidemic prevention, poverty alleviation, rural revitalization, entrepreneurship and employment.