Chen (PhD, 1989, Saint-Louis Hospital, U. of Paris VII) is Vice Chairman, Standing Committee, Natl. People's Congress, China; hon. director, Shanghai Inst. of Hematology, Rui-Jin Hospital, and director, Shanghai Ctr. for Systems Biomedicine, SJTU. His honours include: HLHL Award for Sci. and Technol.; Prix de l'Oise, La Ligue Nationale contre le Cancer; Qiu-Shi Award for Outstanding Young Scientist; Prix Inserm Etranger; Officier, Ordre de la Légion d’honneur, France; 7th Annual Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, Natl. Foundn. for Cancer Research, USA. He is a member of the Chin. Acad. of Scs.; for. assoc., Natl. Acad. of Sciences, US Inst. of Medicine, French Acad. of Sciences and Academia Europaea; ext. scientific member, Max-Planck Soc., Germany; and hon. fellow, UK Acad. of Med. Sciences.