Professor Daiming Fan is the academician and vice president of Chinese Academy of Engineering, past president of Fourth Military Medical University, director of State Key Laboratory of Cancer Biology. He plays an important role in the national decision and administration of medical education, health care, and scientific research.
Professor Fan is now the president of Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, vice president of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, council member and secretary general of Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology, awardee of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, a chief scientist of National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program). He is the president of World Congress of Gastroenterology (GASTRO2013) and Asian Pacific Digestive Week to be held in Shanghai in 2013.
He has a long-standing interest in both the clinical and basic research of digestive diseases, and has achieved a grand success especially in the study of gastric cancer. He has obtained a lot of national grants, including National Hi-tech Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) and Key Program of National Natural Science Fund, etc. He has won the first, second and third-class prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Awards respectively, and a third-class prize of National Technology Invention Awards. As an editor-in-chief he has authored 15 books on Gastroenterology and Oncology. As the first or corresponding author he has published more than three hundred papers in Nat Clin Pract Oncol, Lancet, JAMA, Ann Intern Med, Hepatology, Gut, Plos Genet, Ann Surg, J Hepatol, Faseb J, Clin Cancer Res, J Biol Chem, etc. He has become the Editor or Associate Editor of 7 international medical journals.