Sina Science and Technology News Beijing time on October 27, October 27 morning, the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Congress on Life Sciences was held in Beijing National Convention Center. With the theme of "Science for Better Life", the conference will focus on the fields of medicine and health, agriculture and food safety, environmental science, biotechnology and economics, health policy, and other fields to carry out high-level academic exchanges and display the latest achievements, including 400 Nobel Prize winners. Yu Yu, a leading scientist in the field of life sciences at home and abroad, has conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions.
At the conference, Wang Xiaofan, a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Sina Science and Technology that compared with the first time he attended the conference, China's basic science has developed rapidly in the past two years. Structural biology and other basic sciences have reached the world's advanced level, but there is still a long way to go in clinical research. It is necessary for the scientific research team to work together with scientists and for the corresponding clinicians to organize the research together. At present, there is still a shortage of talents in this field in our country.
Speaking of GM, Wang Xiaofan said: "In recent years, there has been a great deal of controversy about GM. If we do not use GM plants, we may use a lot of pesticides and fertilizers. Pollution will have a greater impact on people's health. People are always discussing the issue of GM, and we see a danger in one aspect." Harm should also be seen on the other side of the harm.
Finally, Wang Xiaofan talked about the cultivation of scientific talents, saying: "Science has no borders, science needs to be exchanged for the benefit of mankind, scientific personnel training must not be too anxious, for example, the Japanese won the Nobel Prize some time ago, because Japan invested heavily in the 1960s and 1970s, for decades. After the beginning of the results, I do not agree with the "curve overtaking" theory, and ultimately to become a scientific power must have its own original research. (Li Wenjia)
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