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Shanghai blood disease expert wins China's top science prize

A blood disease expert from Shanghai won the nation's top science award today for his achievements on leukemia treatment, along with a China's leading material scientist.

The two scientists, both members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, were each awarded 5 million yuan (US$757,600) for their outstanding contributions to the country's scientific and technological innovation.

Dr Wang Zhenyi, 87 and Shi Changxu, 91, received the awards from President Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing this morning.

Wang, a doctor of Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, is also the former teacher of Health Minister Chen Zhu and his wife Chen Saijuan, both hematologists, during their postgraduate study.

China has given the annual State Top Scientific and Technological Award to elite scientists and researchers for 11 consecutive years since 2000. Eighteen scientists have won the top honor since their inception.

Wang was the third expert from Shanghai who won the top prize after Gu Chaohao, a mathematician from Fudan University, received the honor last year and liver surgeon Wu Mengchao in 2005.

Shanghai's scientists won 57 honors at this year's awards while 55 projects initiated or supported by local experts were presented with prizes during the event.

Klaus Topfer, an honorary professor at Shanghai's Tongji University and the former United Nations deputy secretary-general, won the international scientific cooperation award for giving effective advice on environment protection during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 World Expo Shanghai.


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