Yuan-Cheng Fung Award


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Call for Papers: 

2021 Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award

Dear Colleagues,


With the success of the previous Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award, on behalf of the Award Committee and the editorial board of Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics (MCB) and Tech Science Press (TSP), we hereby announce the call for papers for the 2021 Yuan-Cheng Fung Best Paper Award.

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

We cordially invite you to submit your outstanding work to MCB to join the competition (submission website: http://new.tspsubmission.com:82/homepage). The deadline for paper submission is October 31st, 2021. Announcement of the Award will be made in December 2021.


The winning paper will be selected by the Award Committee which includes international leading researchers, selected MCB editorial board members, an appointed TSP representative, and an (honorary) member of the Fung family.


We are looking forward to receiving your wonderful paper. 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 (Zhi-Yong Li at lizy@seu.edu.cn, Echo Zhang at mcb@techscience.com).

With best regards,

Zhi-Yong Li

Editor-in-Chief of Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering

Southeast University

Nanjing 210096

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