We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 4th China-Canada Systems Biology Symposium which will take place in Ottawa on June 16-17 2016. The CCSB alternates every two years between China and Canada. The first symposium was in Dalian 2010 (150 attendees), the second in Ottawa 2012 (225 attendees), and the third in Shanghai 2014 (250 attendees). For its fourth edition, the CCSB symposium will precede the Protein Engineering Canada Conference (PEC), June 17-19, 2016 in Ottawa.
The goal of this meeting is to bring together internationally recognized scientists and students in the field of systems biology, protein biochemistry, and proteomics to promote scientific discussion and the development of new collaborations.
Dr. Hanfa Zou Professor with the Division of Biotechnology at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences passed away in the morning of April 25, 2016.
Hanfa had been fighting cancer for several years. His death is a very big loss for his beloved family, his friends, the institute in Dalian and his research group. His funeral took place on April 27. His family, and over 700 friends and colleagues mourned the loss of a man they remember as brilliant.
Dr. Hanfa Zou was one of the most exceptional scientists in the field of analytical sciences in the world. He developed a multitude of new methods and technologies for the separation and analyses of complex samples from which we all benefit. These include separation and analyses of proteomic samples and as well as for analyses of traditional Chinese medicines. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers. His scientific achievements have had a huge impact on thousands of scientists, across the world.
Let us all say farewell to a great person, colleague, teacher and scientist.
Dr. Hanfa Zou was an important co-founder of CCSB. We would like to dedicate this 4th CCSB to remember him.