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BIT's 5th World DNA and Genome Day  (WDD2014)

25 Apr 2014 - 29 Apr 2014 - Dalian, China



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WDD, as one of the BIT's branded conferences, had been successfully organized in Dalian, Xi'an and Nanjing. In the wake of the successful hosting of the 60th Anniversary of DNA Double Helix, BIT's 5th Annual World DNA and Genome Day (WDD-2014) is committed to the promotion of cutting-edge progress in the field of whole life science industries with the theme of World's Dream of Bio-Knowledge Economy.

Highlights: Nobel Laureate Forum, Keynote Forum and Social Events;8 Chapters Covering Major Hot Fields in Genetics and Genomics; 30+ Exhibitors Showcasing the Emerging Methodologies and Technologies; 50+ Posters for Briefing the Current Molecular Medicine Research; 150 Overseas+ 50 Domestic Genetics Experts Discuss, Exchange of Experience and Share the Results

Nobel Laureates:

Dr. James E. Rothman, Professor, Yale University, USA Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2013 

Prize motivation: "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells"

Dr. Serge Haroche, Professor, École Normale Supérieure, France Nobel Prize laureate in Physics, 2012

Prize motivation: " for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems"

Dr. Dan Shechtman, Professor, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, 2011

Prize motivation: " for the discovery of quasicrystals"

Dr. Ada E. Yonath, Director and Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry, 2009

Prize motivation: " for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"

Dr. Luc Montagnier, Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2008

Prize motivation: " for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)"




Further information
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