Yizhi Liu, MD, PhD

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Dr. Yizhi Liu is Professor and President of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Chief of National 973 Programs. Dr. Liu is the Standing Committee of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO), Vice Chairman of Chinese Ophthalmological Society, Vice Leader of Cataract and Artificial Lens Group, Chinese Ophthalmological Society, Vice Chairman of Guangdong Medical Association, Chairman of Guangdong Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Liu also serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Molecular Vision, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Current Molecular Medicine.

Having been working in medical treatment, education, research of ophthalmology and blindness prevention for more than 30 years, he is one of the experts who carried out and promoted minimally invasive cataract surgeries in China. Currently, Dr. Liu is participating in several key research projects supported by National Key Research Plan, Key Program of National Natural Science Fund and Key International Cooperation Program of National Natural Science Fund etc.. He has authored more than 60 papers published in journals like NEJM, Nature, Science, BMJ, PNAS etc.. Dr. Liu received Arthur Lim Award of APAO in 2014.