On September 16, the 2018 China (Taizhou) Pharmaceutical Summit, one of the key events at the China (Taizhou) International Medical Expo, took place in China Medical City. A number of influential figures in the industry gathered to have in-depth dialogues around the frontier of biomedicine, so as to promote the healthy development of the pharmaceutical industry based on the new vision of new drug R&D and industrial development in China.
Thomas c. Sudhof, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Marco Faini, Dean of Institute of Molecular Biology, IFOM, and Mauro Giacca, Director General of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, among others, were present to deliver speeches.
Thomas c. Sudhof introduced his findings in neuroscience and elaborated the working mechanism of brain and the challenges humans face in treating related diseases. He inserted several charts and Van Gogh’s paintings into his presentation PPT, making professional neuroscience easy to understand for all. He also added that in the next 10 years, gene therapy will see another round of rise, which will be revolutionary and subversive, but he also highlighted the importance of R&D on small molecule drugs, for it is cheap and efficient.
At the summit, a signing ceremony for the establishment of the Thomas c. Sudhof Nobel Prize Workstation and a special seminar were also organized.