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Feng Shao Conferred on the 2022 Tan Kah Kee Science Award


Feng Shao, CPL Deputy Director was recently awarded the 2022 Tan Kah Kee Science Award in life sciences for his discovery of “innate immune receptors for intracellular LPS and downstream pyroptosis executioner GSDMD” (applied from National Institute of Biological Sciences, NIBS).

The Tan Kah Kee Science Awards, named after Mr. Tan Kah Kee (1874-1961), a well-known overseas Chinese leader who had remarkably contributed to the development of science and education in China, are presented in six fields, namely mathematics and physics, chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences, information technical sciences and technological sciences. The Awards are conferred every two years.


Feng Shao is Leading Scientist and Deputy Director at CPL, as well as PI and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at NIBS. He was a chemistry undergraduate of Peking University (1991-1996), obtained his master’s degree at Institute of Biophysics, CAS in 1999 and PhD in Biological Chemistry at University of Michigan in 2003. Prior to returning to China in 2005 to assume an assistant investigator at NIBS, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at UCSD and a Damon Runyon Postdoc Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shao was promoted to become an associate investigator in 2009 and a full investigator in 2012 at NIBS. He received supports from the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2012, Innovative Talent Promotion Program in 2014. As the first scientist from mainland China, Dr. Shao was conferred Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award from the Protein Society in 2013. He is an elected member of the Chinese Academy of Science (2015) and his work was recognized by numerous awards, including CSCB Outstanding Accomplishment Award (2017), Future Sicence Prize in Life Science (2019) and William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Tumor Immunology (2022).