Harald zur Hausen, the 2008 Nobel Winner in Physiology or Medicine, visited SWJTU last week. This is the second time for Harald to share his academic experience with SWJTU faculty members and students.
As a German virologist and professor emeritus, Harald zur Hausen has done research on cancer of the cervix, where he discovered the role of papilloma viruses, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008.
On behalf of the university, President Xu Fei met and warmly welcomed the distinguished guest at Jiuli campus. He stressed the great contribution made by Harald to the development of SWJTU’s disciplines of material science and biotechnology, looking forward to putting forward more substantial cooperation that could enable high-level students to be recommended or even guided by Harald at German Cancer Research Center.
“Your hospitality and the rapid development of the university impress me very much, and I’m very glad to give my recommendation letters to those outstanding students who are willing to pursue their learning experience in Germany,” said Harald.
A symposium covering a array of topics such as HPV classification and cancer prevention was hosted by Dr. Wo Jie, the Executive Dean of SWJTU’s Medicine School.