Received Numerous Landmark International Honours and Awards in Recent Years
In recognition of his work, Professor LO has received numerous international honours and awards. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2011 and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2013. He also received the 2014 King Faisal International Prize for Medicine and became the first Chinese scientist honoured with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award.
In 2016, Professor Lo was selected as the winner of the inaugural Future Science Prize-Life Science Prize, a prize which was regarded as China’s Nobel Prize. In the same year, he was named as the ‘Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate – Chemistry’, an honour considered as an index to predict Nobel Prize winners.
Prof Lo was named the world’s “Top 20 Translational Researchers” by the world-renowned and authoritative scientific journal Nature Biotechnology for three consecutive years (from 2016 to 2018). He was also the first Chinese recipient of the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award in 2019, a prize which gained a reputation for identifying future winners of the Nobel Prize.
About The Breakthrough Prize
The Breakthrough Prize, renowned as the “Oscars of Science,” recognizes the world’s top scientists. Each prize is $3 million, which is the most generous science award to date and presented in the fields of Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics. Selection Committees composed of previous Breakthrough Prize laureates in each field choose the winners.
The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki. The Prizes have been sponsored by the personal foundations established by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Ma Huateng, Jack Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner and Anne Wojcicki.
Information on Breakthrough Prize is available at breakthroughprize.org.