Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu Receives FAOBMB Medal of the Year Award 2011
Academia Sinica Academician Cheng-Wen Wu has been awarded the “FAOBMB MEDAL for Prize 2011” for his outstanding contribution of playing a leading role in the advancement of biomedical science. Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu will attend the award ceremony hosted by the FAOBMB President, Dr. Andrew H.-J. Wang at FAOBMB annual conference in Singapore on October 5, 2011. The FAOBMB Medal is awarded annually to a distinguished biochemist or molecular biologist, based on his/her predominant achievements within the FAOBMB region. Dr. Wu’s achievement reflects his excellence of scientific contributions to the field and sustains research productivity.
Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu obtained his M.D. from National Taiwan University in 1964 and Ph. D. in Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University in 1969. After two years of postdoctoral training at Cornell University and Yale University, he became assistant, associate and full professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York from 1972 to 1978, and Catacosinos Professor for Cancer Research at State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1980 to 1987. In 1988, he returned to Taiwan to established two most important biomedical research institutes: the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at Academia Sinica where he served as its First Director from 1988 to 1995, and the National Health Research Institutes where he was the Founding President from1996 to 2005. Currently, he is Distinguished Chair Professor at the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan. Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu has the vision and power to solicit efforts from Taiwan’s biomedical researchers and physicians toward a common goal of health for all. His persistent pursuance for scientific excellence has led Taiwan’s health research to a giant step forward during the past two decades.
Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu will receive the medal and citation from the FAOBMB President and present his work as the FAOBMB Lecture in a plenary session at the Annual FAOBMB Meeting at FAOBMB annual conference on October 5, 2011.