Recently, the provincial government issued a notice on the awarding of the 2022 Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award. Luo Xiwen, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and professor of South China Agricultural University, and Gao Tianming, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and professor of Southern Medical University, won the Guangdong Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Contribution. Based on the statistics of the first completing units, South China Agricultural University and Southern Medical University both won 5 first prizes. This year, the Provincial Science and Technology Awards also added the Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award, and 24 young researchers won the award.
Two projects took home the special prize of Science and Technology Progress Award
Luo Xiwen took the lead in conducting research on agricultural machinery navigation and automatic operation technology based on satellite positioning in China, breaking the foreign monopoly on agricultural machinery navigation technology. The “Key Technologies and Applications of Agricultural Machinery Automatic Navigation Operations Based on Beidou” he chaired won the second prize of the 2020 National Science and Technology Progress Award.
Gao Tianming is the director of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Brain Science and Brain-inspired Research Center, the director of the Ministry of Education’s Key Laboratory of Mental Health Research, and the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Major Mental Illness Research. He is committed to new research on the incidence of stroke and its complications, depression. For research on mechanisms and new intervention methods, the first person to complete the project won 2 second-class National Natural Science Awards and 3 first-class provincial and ministerial awards.
In addition, the 2022 Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Awards also selected 26 natural science awards, 16 technological invention awards, 132 scientific and technological progress awards, 4 scientific and technological cooperation awards, 24 youth science and technology innovation awards, and scientific and technological achievement promotion awards. 16 items.
Two projects won the special prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award, namely the “Domestic Supercomputing Multi-mode Application Support Platform” project with Lu Yutong and others as the main implementers and Sun Yat-sen University as the main completion units, and Dong Guixin and others as the main implementers and Guangdong Changchun University of Science and Technology. Long Group Co., Ltd. is the main completion unit of the project “Key Technologies and Applications for the Protection of Germplasm Resources of Rare Wild Animals in the World”.
The performance of high-level new R&D institutions is outstanding. “Multidimensional Chromatin Hierarchical Regulation of Cell Fate Determination” by the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences won the first prize of the Natural Science Award; Zheng Hairong and others from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences were the main contributors. His “Key Technologies and Applications of Ultra-High-Strength Human Body Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging” won the first prize of the Technology Invention Award.
High-quality achievements of scientific and technological innovation enterprises emerge. Among the projects that won the first prize of the Technology Invention Award, there are many scientific and technological innovation companies in the projects such as “High-Precision Intelligent Drive Control Technology and Application” and “Key Technology of Solid Waste Recycled Concrete Materials and Its Engineering Application”.
Huanong University and Nanjing Medical University each won 5 first prizes
Universities are the main force in scientific research. This year, 30 universities in Guangdong won multiple awards and gained a lot.
Among the 174 award-winning projects in the three major categories of Natural Science Award, Technological Invention Award and Science and Technology Progress Award, 16 universities including Sun Yat-sen University and South China Agricultural University won nearly 80 awards as the first completing unit. Judging from the 49 first-class awards, the first completion unit of 24 award-winning projects is a Guangdong university, accounting for about half of the total number of first-class awards.
Based on the statistics of the first completing units, South China Agricultural University and Southern Medical University both won 5 first prizes and were the “big winners” this year. South China Agricultural University won 1 first-class Natural Science Award and 4 first-class Science and Technology Progress Awards. Southern Medical University won 2 first prizes for Natural Science Awards, 1 first prize for Technical Invention Awards, and 2 first prizes for Scientific and Technological Progress Awards.
The “Research on the Generation and Transmission Mechanism of Animal-Derived Drug-Resistant Bacteria” submitted by Liu Yahong, President of South China Agricultural University, and others won the first prize of the Natural Science Award. The problem of bacterial resistance has become a worldwide problem and has received widespread global attention. In response to the current status and problems of drug resistance of animal-derived bacteria in China, Liu Yahong’s team established the only veterinary microbial drug resistance risk assessment laboratory in the country.
Among the first-prize projects won by Southern Medical University, “The Mechanism of Bone and Joint Degeneration” submitted by Bai Xiaochun and others, and “The Molecular Mechanism of Colorectal Cancer Invasion and Metastasis” submitted by Liang Li and others won the Natural Science Award; Southern Medical University The “Innovative Research and Technical Application of Artificial Liver System” submitted by the Medical University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences won the Technology Invention Award, and the other two projects won the Technology Progress Award.
It is worth noting that among the award-winning units, there are many higher vocational colleges, such as Shenzhen Vocational and Technical University, Shenzhen Information Vocational and Technical College, Guangzhou Science and Technology Vocational and Technical University, Guangdong Industry and Trade Vocational and Technical College, etc., all of which performed well. Judging from the award-winning projects, most of them were jointly applied by schools and enterprises, which also reflects the achievements of higher vocational colleges in the integration of industry and education.
High-level hospitals perform well
High-level hospitals have gained a lot from this award selection. In the Natural Science Award track, Zhang Nu’s team from the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University won the first prize for their “Molecular Mechanisms and New Targets for Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Glioma”.
In August this year, the “mesenchymal stem cells for blood purification” independently developed by the team of Professor Gao Yi, executive director of the Zhujiang Hospital Medical Center of Southern Medical University, received clinical trial approval from the State Food and Drug Administration. It is the world’s first stem cell-based bioartificial liver drug-device combination product. . The “Innovative Research and Technical Application of Artificial Liver System” led by Gao Yi won the first prize of the Technology Invention Award.
In the scientific and technological progress award track, Zhongshan Hospital and Nanfang Hospital also performed well. “Establishment and Promotion of Precision Diagnosis and Treatment System for Radiation Nerve Injury” by Tang Yamei’s team at Sun Yat-sen Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, “Innovation and Strategy for Precision Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer” jointly submitted by Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center and Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Affiliated to Sun Yat-sen University “Innovation and promotion of key technologies for liver transplantation in the treatment of end-stage liver disease” by Yang Yang of the Third Hospital, “Creation and promotion of minimally invasive core technology system for spinal cord diseases” by the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University; Zhongshan Yuan Jin’s “R&D, Promotion and Application of Precision Diagnosis and Treatment Technology for Inflammation-related Corneal Disease” from Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center of the University won the first prize.
In 2015, Hou Jinlin, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, first proposed the idea of ”zero mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B” and subsequently launched the “Little Beike” zero mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B project. In this year’s Science and Technology Progress Award, Hou Jinlin’s team won the first prize for “Innovative Breakthroughs and Promotion of Major Special Projects in the Prevention and Treatment of Hepatitis B”. Also winning the first prize was Southern Medical University’s Li Guoxin team for “Key Technologies in Precision Minimally Invasive Gastric Cancer Surgery” R&D and clinical application”.
Preventing disease is the traditional advantage of traditional Chinese medicine. This year, Yang Zhimin’s team from the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Second Affiliated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou) won the first prize for their “Creation, Promotion and Application of Key Technologies for Health Identification and Intervention in Preventing Diseases Treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine”.
New Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award
This year, the Guangdong Science and Technology Awards have added the Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award and the Science and Technology Achievements Promotion Award.
Among the 24 Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award winners, there are 20 in the basic research category and 4 in the technology research and development category. They are young scientific researchers who have made major discoveries in scientific research and promoted the development of related disciplines, or have made innovative breakthroughs in the research and development of key core technologies and promoted the transformation of scientific and technological achievements.
For example, Su Shicheng, chief physician of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, has won the National Outstanding Youth Fund and the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth. At the end of last year, Su Shicheng’s team published a research paper in Cancer Cell, reporting for the first time the role of Fcγ receptors expressed by non-leukocytes in the tumor microenvironment.
The Scientific and Technological Achievement Promotion Award is awarded to individuals and organizations that have applied large-scale promotion of outstanding scientific and technological achievements to the economic and social development of the province, achieved significant economic, social and ecological environmental benefits, and promoted the coordinated regional development of the province.
This year, the “Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes in Pregnancy” project by Li Yingtao’s team from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University won the first prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award. This is a science popularization achievement. The team developed the Internet platform “Rouji Sugar Mommy Online” for “sugar mothers” (referring to pregnant women with gestational diabetes), and created a series of science popularization materials such as playing cards and books to provide sugar Mothers acquire knowledge and share experiences, allowing each sugar mother to become her own health manager, and mobilize 20% of sugar mothers to become volunteers to popularize knowledge about gestational diabetes to the public.
Nanfang Daily reporter Zhong Zhe, Huang Jinhui and Liu Hanneng