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Call for Papers: 2020 Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award

Dear Colleagues,


With the success of the 1st Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award presented at the International Conference on Biomechanics and Medical Engineering (ICBME2019), on behalf of the editorial board of Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics (MCB, ISSN: 1556-5297 (printed); ISSN: 1556-5300 (online)) and Tech Science Press (TSP), we hereby announce the 2nd Yuan- Cheng Fung Best Paper Award of 2020. The 2020 award will be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Biomechanics and Mechanobiology in Biomedical Engineering (BMBME2020, October 29–November 1, 2020, Brisbane, Australia).

The Yuan-Cheng Fung Award aims to recognize the distinguished researcher(s) whose article published in MCB reflects outstanding, creative and groundbreaking research contributions to theoretical and experimental biomechanics and spawns new ideas for solving the problems facing the biomechanics engineering science community at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels.

We cordially invite you to submit your outstanding work to MCB to join the competition (submission website: http://tspsubmission.com/index.php/mcb/). Since this is near the end of the year, papers published in MCB from the 4th Issue of 2019 to the 3rd Issue of 2020 (4 issues) are eligible for consideration to receive the 2020 award.


The winning paper will be selected by the Award Committee which includes all MCB associate editors, selected editorial board members, an appointed TSP representative, and an (honorary) member of the Fung family. The first author(s) of the winning paper will be awarded $1,000 USD, announced in November 2020. Second place awards are possible if justified by the quality of the papers received.


We are looking forward to receiving your wonderful paper and to your participation and contribution to this great event. Together, we continue to grow the strong field of biomechanics established by Dr. Yuan- Cheng Fung. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (Dalin Tang at dtang@wpi.edu, Lily Wang at mcb@techscience.com).

With best regards,

Dalin Tang

Editor-in-Chief of Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics

Professor Mathematical Sciences Department

Biomedical Engineering Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA 01609 http://www.wpi.edu/academics/facultydir/dt.html

2019 Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award

First Place

Dr. Yunfeng Chen, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Paper: Fast Force Loading Disrupts Molecular Binding Stability in Human and Mouse Cell Adhesions

Authors: Yunfeng Chen, Jiexi Liao, Zhou Yuan, Kaitao Li, Baoyu Liu, Lining Arnold Ju and Cheng Zhu

Second Place

Dr. Mingzhi Luo, Changzhou University, China

Paper: Sanguinarine Decreases Cell Stiffness and Traction Force and Inhibits the Reactivity of Airway Smooth Muscle Cells in Culture

Authors: Mingzhi Luo, Kai Ni, Peili Yu, Yang Jin, Lei Liu, Jingjing Li, Yan Pan and Linhong Deng

Second Place

Dr. Caining Zhang, Southeast University, China

Paper: Convolution Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines for Automatic Segmentation of Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography

Authors: Caining Zhang, Huaguang Li, Xiaoya Guo, David Molony, Xiaopeng Guo, Habib Samady, Don P. Giddens, Lambros Athanasiou, Rencan Nie, Jinde Cao and Dalin Tang