In the evening of October 22nd , Xuguang Hall of Chashan Campus was filled up with audiences while Nobel laureate Professor Michael Rosbash was delivering lecture at Ouyue Lecture Room with the subject What is the Future of Biorhythm and Drosophila? Party Secretary Lu Fan awarded the appointment certificate of honorary professor to Professor Michael Rosbash, President Li Xiaokun hosted the event.
Professor Rosbash gave a lively lecture and shared the experience of him and his team on the research process and important achievements in the field of chronobiology, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by “explaining the internal working principles of the biological clock and how plants, animals and humans regulate their own rhythms”. Interactive questions were raised and answered during the lecture and received warm responses from the students and teachers. “I feel the enthusiasm and academic passion of the Wenzhou Medical University students, they are very active and thoughtful, ” said Rosbash.
Michael Rosbash is a professor of biology at Brandeis University and a researcher at Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute. He is a famous geneticist and biologist in the United States. He has long devoted himself to studying circadian rhythms and periodic genes and DNA changes in Drosophila melanogaster. In 2017, he won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young in recognition of their outstanding contribution on "discovering molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythms". In addition, Professor Rosbash has made many important discoveries and has made remarkable achievements in the fields of biology and genetics.
Professor Rosbash also visited the Human Science Museum, the First Affiliated Hospital, Affiliated Eye Hospital and the Affiliated Kangning Hospital. When talking about the impression of Wenzhou Medical University, Professor Rosbash said: “Wenzhou Medical University is a great university. What impresses me the most is the Human Science Museum where I saw a lot of displays for the first time in my life.” Professor Rosbash expressed his hope to carry on more cooperation and exchanges with Wenzhou Medical University on medical education, scientific research and healthcare services in the future.
This is the third time Wenzhou Medical University invites Nobel Prize Laureate to be guest lecturers or attend events. On 24th October 2005, Professor Rudolph A. Marcus, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and member of the American Academy of Sciences was invited to give lectures and works as honorary professor of the university. On 5th July 2006, the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine came to Wenzhou Medical University to attend the 2006 International Symposium on Pain Fundamentals and Clinical Application.