Denian Ba 

 

Professor Denian Ba of Man Nationality was born in 1938 in Siping, Jilin Province. He’s academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, foreign academician of Institutes of Medicine National Academy of Sciences and immunologist. Professor Ba graduated from the Department of Medicine of Harbin Medical University in 1962 and from the Major of Biochemistry in Beijing Medical University in 1968; in 1982, he won Doctor’s Degree of Medicine in the Institute of Medicine and Cancer of Hokkaido University; in 1992, he started to serve as President of CAMS and PUMC.

Professor Denian Ba has been committed to research of tumor immunology. In early 1980s, he was the first in the world to find anti-thymus autoantibody, thus finding the reason for immunity deficiency of rats with hypertension; by using immune reconstitution methods like thymus transplant, he raised for the first time in the world the relationship between abnormal immunity and occurrence of hypertension; he initiated the research of LAK cell in China and was the earliest researcher to apply LAK therapy to clinical practices, achieving positive effects in preventing cancer metastasis, and he became China’s academic leader in biotherapy of cancer. For these years, professor Ba has had more than 100 papers published in and out of China, joined in the compilation of Immunology of Cancer and edited Contemporary Immunological Technology and Application and Contemporary Medical Progress and Application Series.

Professor Denian Ba has been an administrator for years, accumulating creative insights. When he’s Vice President of Harbin Medical University, he initiated the system of Exceptional Promotion in China to make many youths stand out. When he’s Counselor of Education in the Chinese Embassy in Japan, he started the activity “Turning Patriotism into Patriotic Moves”, which became a new mode of organizing overseas Chinese students widely imitated by other Chinese embassies and highly praised by Chinese government. In 1992, he started to serve as President of CAMS and PUMC.

Professor Denian Ba won four ministerial science and technology progress awards, one state-level science and technology progress awards, Takakuwa Eimatsu Outstanding Performance Award for Medicine, and the title of “State-level Expert of Outstanding Contribution”. In 1997, he was granted Life Science Achievement Award for Chinese in North America in 1997 and CMB Outstanding Contribution Award for Medicine in 1998.

Professor Denian Ba used to be Deputy Director and Director of Heilongjiang Provincial Cancer Institute, Vice President of Harbin Medical University, President of Heilongjiang Provincial Academy of Medical Sciences and Vice Chairman of Heilongjiang Association for Science and Technology, Director of Chinese Endemic Diseases Control Research Center and Counselor of Education in the Chinese Embassy in Japan.

The social positions academician professor Denian Ba now assumes include: member of the 9thCPPCC National Committee, Vice Chairman of CMA, Chairman of Chinese Society for Immunology, Honorary Chairman of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, member of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and member of the Standing Committee of Management Department of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; he’s meanwhile the Editor-in-chief and member of the Standing Committee of many state-level journals.