On January 9, 2017, the “2016 National Science and Technology Progress Awards Conference” was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Two sci-tech achievements of SCU, including “Construction and Application of the Prevention and Treatment System of Dental Caries and Endodontic Disease”, were honored with the 2nd prize of the 2016 National Science and Technology Progress Awards.
Prof. Zhou Xuedong( second from left), the project Leader of “Construction and Application of Prevention and Treatment System of Dental Caries and Endodontic Disease” and part of team members
The “Construction and Application of the Prevention and Treatment System of Dental Caries and Endodontic Disease” was completed under the guidance of Prof. Zhou Xuedong from the West China School/Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University. It helped to establish the biobank of the Chinese oral microbiology for the first time; developed a new technology for comprehensive prevention and control to maintain the oral micro-ecological balance; discovered the molecular mechanism of repairing endodontic periapical lesions; studied large samples of anatomical characteristics of root canal system for the Chinese people, established the database of root canal anatomy and prepared the criteria for clinical evaluation of root canal therapy, providing a guide to the clinical treatment of endodontic diseases.
Meanwhile, “Study on Pathogenic Mechanism of Retinal Disease Gene as well as Application and Promotion for Prevention and Treatment”, with the concerted efforts of Prof. Zhang Ming et al., from the West China School of Medicine (West China Hospital), also won the 2nd prize of the 2016 National Science and Technology Progress Awards.