Chris Edwards | 12/17/2019 12
On December 15, the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Academician Cheng Jing came to Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) to give an insightful lecture on “Technological Innovation, Transformation, and Application.” Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) Head Chair Professor Jiang Xingyu chaired the meeting.
Professor Cheng Jing is a Tsinghua University School of Medicine (Department of Biomedical Engineering) Chair Professor and the director of the National Engineering Research Center of Beijing Biochip Technology. He is also a member of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. Professor Cheng’s research is mainly focused on basic and clinical medical-related biotechnology. He has studied areas such as diagnostic and prognostic molecular typing chip technology systems that have led to biochips required for gene, protein and cell analysis. Some of his biochips have been certified by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) and entered clinical trials. Professor Cheng has published 145 SCI-standard papers in journals like Nature Biotechnology and 8 monographs. He has received more than 260 domestic and foreign patents (at the time of publishing) and has also won the second prize in the State Science and Technology Prizes on two separate occasions.
Professor Cheng discussed the integration of a healthy nation with biomedical engineering. He pointed out that the new biochip, using the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) visual inspection is a good example. An analysis of a patient’s eye can assist doctors in better-diagnosing problems, and thereby reducing errors. New surgeries are replacing traditional techniques, and micro-non-invasive operations have led to “no disinfection, no anesthesia and no wound” procedures.
He also highlighted the importance of proactive health prevention and chronic disease control within the ambit of Healthy China, as well as looking after the elderly in their homes. Biomedicine developments have improved our quality of life, and this should be treasured.
Professor Cheng took many questions from the enthusiastic students and faculty at the end of his presentation.