Tribute to Prof. Xiaocheng Gu

Chinese scientist, former member of the ICGEB Council of Scientific Advisors

Prof. Xiaocheng Gu, former Chair of the ICGEB, passes away on 3 November 2012

Prof. Xiaocheng Gu, Professor emeritus at the Center for Bioinformatics, Life Science College, Peking University, passed away on 3 November 2012.

She will be remembered with much gratitude and affection for her great contribution to the ICGEB Council of Scientific Advisers, on which she served between 1995 and 2004.

Prof. Gu graduated from the Department of Plant Sciences, Peking University in 1952, and from advanced training on Protein Crystallography in the Department of Chemistry, Peking University in 1964. Between 1984-1985 she was at the Department of Biological Chemistry at Harvard Medical School.

Director of the National Laboratory of Protein Engineering and Plant Genetic Engineering, Peking University, between 1987 and 1994, Prof. Gu. was also Member and Director of the Evaluation Group for the Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Chinese National Science Foundation. Her teaching career at Peking University, Department of Biology, spans a period of over 40 years, from 1952 to 1995. Her illustrious career includes a host of National Honors and Awards. 

Remembering Prof. Gu, who was Chairperson of the ICGEB Council of Scientific Advisors for nine years, Prof. Francisco Baralle, ICGEB Director General, recalls "Prof. Gu was a dear friend and colleague to whom ICGEB is in great debt. Her deep scientific knowledge was uniquely blended with human warmth and extraordinary strength and enthusiasm. We shall all sorely miss her".

 

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Selection of images from ICGEB CSA Meetings 1994-2005

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From the Website in memory of Prof. Gu
Contact: Prof. Xiaofeng Zheng, College of Life Sciences,
Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China

Email: xiaofengz@pku.edu.cn

 

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