On May 24, SEU held a ceremony in Sipailou campus to confer Dr. Randy Schekman, the winner of Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine, American cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, as Honorary Professor of SEU. President Zhang Guangjun of SEU attended the ceremony and awarded an honorary professor letter to Professor Randy Schekman. Theceremony was hosted by Wu Gang, vice president of SEU, related personnel and student representatives attended the ceremony.
In the afternoon of that day, Dr. Schekman was also invited to deliver an academic report for more than 300 students and teachers on topic of How Cells Package and Traffic Proteins for Export and shared his concepts and evaluation system as the editor of eLife. In the lecture, Professor Schekman also communicated with the graduate students. Accompanied by Dean Xie Wei, Dr. Schekman visited Institute of Life Science, and held a small academic exchange with teachers there for further cooperation.
Dr. Schekman is a world famous scientist, academician of the National Academy of Sciences,United States, the former editor of “PNAS” and the current editor of “eLife”. He did outstanding contribution in vesicular transport regulation mechanism. Dr. Schekman and the other two researchers Thomas C. Südhof, and James Rothman were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.