Brief Report about “The International Symposium on Molecular Mechanisms for Eye Development & Pathogenesis and Beyond”
Resource: State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Edited by Xianjing Wei
In early Spring, Guangzhou, the Southern City of China is already booming with beautiful flowers. On such pleasant season, the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University and the State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology together held the International Symposium on Molecular Mechanisms for Eye Development & Pathogenesis and Beyond on April 8 and 9, 2018.
With great enthusiasm and high spirit, 24 top scientists and clinicians from USA, England, Australia and China gathered together in Zhujiang New Town Campus of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University and discussed current molecular mechanisms mediating eye development and pathogenesis, and communicated hot topics in immunology, cancer and stem cell biology.
Among the distinct delegates were Dr. Michael Karin, member of the National Academy of Sciences in USA, and distinguished professor in pharmacology of the University of California, San Diego; Dr. Yu-Quan Wei, member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and distinguished professor in Cancer Therapy of the Sichuan University; and Dr. Kang Zhang, Fellow of AAAS and AIBME, and internationally well-known clinician scientist in Ophthalmology of the University of California, San Diego. The symposium comprehensively explored new ideals and novel directions in translating basic research into ocular treatment and therapy, and successfully built bridges for potential collaborations between international and domestic scientists, basic and clinical researchers.
The symposium not only served as a high level of international exchange platform in basic and clinical sciences of both ocular and non-ocular fields but also an excellent opportunity of building personal friendship among distinguished delegates from different parts of the world.
Professor Yizhi Liu, Director of the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, and Professor David W. Li of the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University organized the symposium.