The Human Genome Meeting 2019 was held in Seoul, South Korea from Apr 24thto 26th. During the meeting, Dr. JIN Li, the Vice President of Fudan University, Director of Human Phenome Institute, Principal Investigator of State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, Professor of School of Life Sciences, was awarded the Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Genetic and Genomic Research (2019) by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). During the meeting, he was invited to present the plenary lecture titledFrom Genome To Phenome. He mentioned that conducting Human Phenome Project will initiate a new research paradigm after the historical achievements made by International Human Genome Project. The combination between the genetic codes and the phenomic features can be perfectly achieved though the precisely drawing of a navigation map for human phenome, underling a scientific community of shared health for mankind of the symbiotic sharing.
Dr. JIN Li was awarded the Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Genetic and Genomic Research
Dr. JIN Li was invited to present the plenary lecture titledFrom Genome To Phenome
On April 26th, Dr. JIN Li was invited to receive an interview with Mark Wanner, the associate director ofResearch Communicationsand the scientific writer from Jackson Laboratory, to discuss the work in human genome, human phenome, the launching of International Human Phenome Consortium (IHPC), and the organizing to conduct the Human Phenome Project. The interview articles will be published at the HUGO website via Twitter and Facebook as well as the JAX news.
About Dr. JIN Li
Dr. JIN Li, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a famous human geneticist in China, as well as an active participant in the International Human Genome Project, a co-organizer of the Pan-Asian SNP Program, and a co-founder of International Human Phenome Consortium (IHPC). He systematically investigated the genetic diversity of human population, including genetic structure, population differentiation, migration route, population mixing and environmental adaptation of East Asians. He also studied the complex evolutionary relationship among gene-phenotype-environment and revealed the evolutionary mechanisms underlying the human phenome.
About HUGO and the CHEN AWARD
The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) was founded in 1989, is an international non-profit academic organization of scientists involved in human genetics. HUGO has played an essential role behind the scenes for the International Human Genome Project over the years. Its mission is to promote international collaborative efforts to study the human genome and the myriad issues raised by our increasing knowledge of the genome.
The Human Genome Meeting (HGM) is a series of annual conferences organized by HUGO, and one recipient of the Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Genetic and Genomic Research is selected each year and announced by HUGO during the Human Genome Meeting to celebrate the biomedical achievement of the awardee.
Dr. JIN Li was awarded the Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research this year, speaking highly of Dr. JIN Li’s extraordinary contribution to the human genomics field and the new insights into human phenome study, which was perceived by the international scientific community.