A launch-meeting for the state key research project of the 12th National Five-Year Plan, namely, “Study of metabolic characteristics and personalized medication of viral hepatitis related liver cancers”, a specific research project under the research program of “Prevention and cure of important infectious diseases: AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, etc.”, with Prof. Guowang Xu of DICP as the Chief Scientist, was held on 18 August in DICP. Group leaders and research scientists from 10 institutions taking part in the sub-project researches attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Prof. Xu first summarized retrospectively the progress made in this research program in the period of the 11th National Five-Year Plan. Then he raised detailed demands for the sub-project investigations. He remarked that all the investigations must be oriented towards the requirements for state key research projects, and should tackle key problems such as ability-raising in dealing with practical clinic cases, treatment products, reagent kits, and treatment schemes. After Prof. Xu’s speech, sub-group leaders reported on their research plans in the coming four years.