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CAS Academician Chen Xuesi delivers a lecture at the School of Bioengineering

Academician Chen Xuexi from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences arrived at the School of Bioengineering of Chongqing University on the afternoon of March 26, 2021 upon invitation. During the visit, Chen delivered a lecture titled “Synthesis and application of biodegradable polymers” to students and teachers in Meeting Room 506 of the Main teaching Building. More than 100 teachers, postgraduate students and undergraduate students from the School of Bioengineering, the School of Life Sciences and the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences were present to listen to the lecture. The lecture was presided over by Professor Cai Kaiyong from the School of Bioengineering.

In his lecture, Chen focused on the synthesis and industrialization of PLA and its application in bone fixation devices, tissue engineering scaffolds and drug carriers, and gave a view of the scientific problems and research progress of PLA degradable polymer materials. At the same time, Chen also described the research progress of the preparation of anti-tumor drugs/gene nanopreparations using polyamino acids as drug carriers, and shared his expectations for the related frontier basic research, pre-clinical animal experiment evaluation and commercial prospects.

After the lecture, Chen Xuesi and the teachers and students present had a discussion over the biomedical polymer materials. Chen answered questions raised by teachers and students. After that, Chen had in-depth exchanges with Cai Kaiyong on the disciplinary development, scientific research platform construction and postgraduate training of the School of Bioengineering. The lecture went on in a lively atmosphere, and teachers and students at the meeting generally said that they had benefited a lot.

Profile of Chen Xuesi:

Chen Xuesi is an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, executive deputy director of Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, director of the research group of biomedical polymer materials, and chairman of the Biomedical Polymer Material Branch of CSBM. He is also a winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of 2004, a talent under the Scientific and Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent Program and the “10,000-Talent Program” of the Ministry of Science and Technology of 2013, and fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering of 2016. He serves as the subeditor of ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering and the director of a key R&D project of the “13th Five-year Plan” under the Ministry of Science and Engineering, and the major, key and central projects on fundamental science of the National Science Foundation of China. Chen has published more than 850 papers, with more than 30,000 citations and h factor of 90. He has authored 1 monograph named Biomedical Polymer Materials. He has applied for more than 300 patents, over 200 of which have been granted. Chen has won the chemical innovation award of Evonik Industries AG in the first selection, the scientific and technological contribution award of the development promotion award of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Sixth Hou Debang Chemical Science and Technology Award, the technical invention award of CPCIF and two first prizes of the scientific and technological progress award of Jilin Province.