西湖论坛/WESTLAKE FORUM

Oxbridge Jiangsu-Zhejiang Alumni Association facilitates, fosters, and strengthens the communication among Oxbridge alumni who are based in or seeking for career development in Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces, China. With visions of promoting public welfare, serving alumni, and embracing the world, the Association has attracted over 400 Oxbridge alumni, including more than 50 entrepreneurs, 100 senior managers, and 30 professors. The association is currently one of the most dynamic and active alumni communities in China, hosting four themed events annually, namely the Spring Forum in spring, the Oxbridge Mayball in summer, the Westlake Forum in autumn, and the Annual General Assembly in winter.

 

The Westlake Forum serves as a platform for open discussion and free communication among Oxbridge alumni and leading researchers from Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Oxford, and Cambridge to share their insights on the world’s cutting-edge technologies and innovations. The topics of this year’s forum are: The Future of Biomedical Science and The Era of Quantum Technologies. We strive to provide meaningful coverage on relevant research areas about the above topics.

First panel introduction:

 

Coming into force on 1st July, 2017, China’s first ever law on traditional Chinese medicine — The Traditional Chinese Medicine Law of the People’s Republic of China, is a milestone in the development of Chinese traditional medicine industry that clarifies from a legal perspective the role of  traditional Chinese medicine, its development requirements, and its supporting policies. The Law raises the global impact of traditional Chinese medicine and provides a “Chinese approach” to solve worldwide health service problems. This forum will probe into the status quo and challenges of biomedical development, with reference on traditional Chinese medicine’s great research & industrial values and potentials, to shed light on the future of biomedical science.

 

Principle speaker: Dr. Tai-Ping Fan is a senior lecturer at the Angiogenesis and Natural Products Laboratory, the University of Cambridge. His main research interests cover vascular pharmacology, angiogenesis, immunopharmacology, ethnopharmacologyi, traditional medicine and natural products. With an interdisciplinary approach, he and his collaborators have investigated the cellular and molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis, using omics to discover and optimizing phytochemicals for prevention/treatment of diseases where there is excessive (e.g. cancer, atherosclerosis) or inadequate angiogenesis (e.g. myocardial infarct, chronic wound).

 

 

Second panel introduction:

 

The creation of quantum computer shall be one of the greatest scientific and engineering achievements in the 21st century. Quantum computers are machines with the capacity to work out problems unsolved by traditional high-powered computers. Despite the fact that comprehensive quantum computers are still on the way to becoming cold hard reality, their revolutionary potentials have been attracting increasing attentions and investments from industries and governments around the world. It also triggers the development of the next 1-trillion-dollar industry. This forum introduces how counterintuitive features of the quantum universe can aid in building quantum computers, what challenges scientists and engineers are facing when building quantum machines, and what were the breakthroughs made by top researchers home and abroad. Leading scholars in this field will also discuss possible marketing opportunities that quantum computers can create and the benefits brought to people around the world in the upcoming decades.

Principle speaker: Professor Artur Ekert is a Professorial Fellow in Quantum Physics and Cryptography at the University of Oxford. His research extends over most aspects of information processing in quantum-mechanical systems, with a focus on quantum cryptography and quantum computation. Ekert and colleagues have made a number of contributions to both theoretical aspects of quantum computation and proposals for its experimental realisations. For his discovery of quantum cryptography he was awarded the 1995 Maxwell Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics and the 2007 Hughes Medal by the Royal Society. He is also a co-recipient of the 2004 European Union Descartes Prize. In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

 

Venue:Hall 225, International Conference Center Meng Minwei Building, Zijingang Campus. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Date and Time: 9th Sep, 2017

Registration: Free entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email your Name, College, Matriculation Year and Course to westlakeforum@oxbridgeclub.cn

Appendix I Forum agenda

Time Agenda
09:30 – 10:00 Opening ceremony of the Westlake Forum

•            Greetings from Oxridge Jiangsu-Zhejiang Alumni Association, Oxford & Cambridge University, and Zhejiang University

10:00 – 12:00 Topic 1:The Future of Biomedical Science

•            Introducing the key topic and principle speakers (10 mins)

•            Keynote speeches by 2 principle speakers (20 mins each)

•            Round table discussion led by one speaker, covering key subtopics (30 mins)

•            Q&A (30 mins)

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 Topic 2:The Era of Quantum Technologies

•            Introducing the key topic and principle speakers (10 mins)

•            Keynote speeches by 2 principle speakers (20 mins each)

•            Round table discussion led by one speaker, covering key subtopics (30 mins)

•            Q&A (30 mins)

16:00 – 16:30 Closing ceremony of the Westlake Forum

 

Appendix II: Profiles of other speakers

Dr. Jing Yan (PhD in Biomedicine, Cambridge), with 11 years of research experiences in biomedical research & development and management. Her main research interests lie in early Alzheimer disease diagnosis. She holds 6 patents and 1 utility model pattern.

Prof. Xuebing Dong, Vice President of the Regional Coordination Research Center, Zhejiang University. His main research interests are “the Belt and Road Initiative” and the development of western part of China.

Prof. Jingkui Tian, Vice Dean of College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science, Zhejiang University. He conducts innovative researches in traditional Chinese medicine and biomedical engineering.

Prof. Chaoyang Lu (PhD in Physics, Cambridge), Professor of Physics at University of Science and Technology of China. His main interests lie in quantum computation, solid-state quantum photonics, multi-particle entanglement, quantum teleportation etc. He has published more than 50 papers on top international journals such as Reviews of Modern Physics, Science, Nature etc. He is also a Young Thousand Talents Program Scholar and Outstanding Youth Scholar (National Natural Science Foundation of China), wining numerous awards and prizes, including the 2017 Fresnel Prize.

 

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