Prof. Jianren Gu

 

Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering

 

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 Professor Gu, graduated from Shanghai First Medical College in 1954, has been dedicated himself to the scientific research and teaching activities in the pathology, biochemistry and molecular biology of cancer. He is the Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University , the Emeritus President of Shanghai Cancer Institute, Renji Hospital, Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine. Professor Gu founded the “State Key Laboratory for Oncogenes and Related Genes” in 1985. He is one of the pioneers in the field of functional genomics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the cancer gene therapy in China. Professor Gu has defined cancer is a systems disease, characterized by abnormal cell growth of a defined tissue or organ as well as the systemic dysregulation of homeostasis. He has identified 372 novel genes related to cancer development and progression, developed a tumor-targeted nonviral gene delivery system for cancer gene therapy. He was honored with 13 awards (three as the National Science and Technology Award), published 500 research articles in national or international journals and 2 books. He has been awarded with 58 national warranted-patents and 4 international warranted-patents. and has supervised 42 Ph.D. and 23 master students. Professor Gu has been honored with the Meritorious Researcher of Science and Technology in Shanghai in 1992, the Scientific and Technological Award from Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation in 1997, and the Guang-Hua Award in Engineering and Technology in 2004, etc. He was elected as the member of CAE established in 1994.