We are proud to announce that Prof. Yuk-Ming Dennis Lo, an exemplary old boy of SJC, was awarded the First Future Science Prize yesterday on 19 September 2016 for his groundbreaking achievements in life science.
The Future Science Prize, the first privately sponsored science prize in Mainland China, aims at encouraging young people to devote themselves to science. The committee and criteria of the prize were established in accordance with the best practice of top international prizes such as the Nobel Prize.
Prof. Dennis Lo discovered the release of DNA from fetus into the plasma of a pregnant woman, which has opened up a new approach of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis from which countless parents around the world has benefited immensely, and was awarded the first prize of USD 1,000,000 in life science.
Dennis expressed his gratitude to SJC for the education received, for it has been crucial to his development as a scientist.
We believe that more and more Josephians would be inspired and follow the path of science with devotion and dedication.