AsianScientist (Nov. 12, 2014) – Professor Li Jinsong from the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has been awarded the 2014 Ho Leung Ho Lee (HLHL) Science and Technology Innovation Award.
Since 1997, Dr. Li’ s research has been focused on the mechanism and application of somatic reprogramming mediated by oocytes or Yamanaka factors. His major achievements include the generation of haploid embryonic stem cells, the elucidation of mechanisms involved in somatic reprogramming and improving the quality of induced pluripotent stem cells, among others.
The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation was established 20 years ago in Hong Kong. The objective of the Foundation is to promote the national development and the advance towards modernization by annually rewarding outstanding scientific and technical achievers in China.
The Foundation awards three annual prizes, namely, the Science and Technology Achievement Award, the Science and Technology Progress Award and the Science and Technology Innovation Award. In the past two decades, the Foundation has become a widely respected and influential non-governmental science and technology award-granting fund.
Source: Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences.
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