Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists’ conference

Li Yiting, a 17-year-old Hangzhou high school girl, won the title of “Excellent Small Scientist of the World’s Top Scientists Association” for her research on crabs. She was invited to a scientific conference attended by more than 100 of the world’s leading scientists and presented her research on the spot. Not long ago, Li Yiting won the title of “Junior Literature Star” from the Zhejiang Youth Literature Competition.

For a time Li Yiting became a lot of media mouth “arts and science double” genius girl. Behind Li Yiting is the “Programme of Talent” jointly conducted by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education.

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

On October 31st, the 3rd World Congress of Top Scientists was held in Shanghai, attended by nearly 140 winners of the Nobel Prize, Turing Prize, Fields Prize, Wolf Prize and Rask Prize.

It is worth noting that 55 scientific teenagers selected from all over the country were also invited to attend the conference, including Li Yiting, a 17-year-old girl from Hangzhou.

The topic shared by Li Yiting at the forum was “Gene cloning and analysis of the chinese velvet crab sperm nest connection protein innexin”. It is understood that this is the history of life science on the Chinese velvet crab innexin protein research, is considered to be of high value.

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

“In layman’s terms, Chinese velvet crabs are the big gate crabs we eat, ” says Mr Li. Everyone likes to eat crab paste, from a biological point of view is the crab’s nest, testicles and testicular parts. I am studying the important connecting protein innexin in the nest of the crab essence, can choose to produce a large amount of paste crab, eat better taste. “

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

Ms Li said she was most impressed by the fact that she shared her research with Mr Levitt, the forum’s vice-chairman, in English during the “Little Scientists Exhibition”.

“He suggested that I could do further research on the tissue properties and pathology of the innexin protein, which was a great inspiration to me, not just to build the basic science as an aerial pavilion, but to apply the results to practical science.”

Li Yiting not only likes scientific research, but also a literary girl.

In the 14th Zhejiang Youth Literature Star Essay Competition, Li Yiting came to the fore and won the title of “Junior Literature Star”.

During the initial race, when everyone had to stay at home, she took the anti-current medical staff as the main character, and spent nearly a month creating a 10,000-word realistic drama.

“One of the ideas I really admire about writing is that ‘articles are written from time to time,'” she says. “

With this play, Li Yiting entered the live final. “The title of the high school group is subtract, I am particularly interested in Greek mythology, combined with some of the myths I have read before, and I wrote a novel, in the form of a two-line, kneaded into a two-thousand-word article, very lucky to win the prize.” Since the fifth grade of primary school, she has been awarded the title of “Junior Literary Star” four times.

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

It is understood that Li Yiting is now studying at Hangzhou Second Middle School.

Recalling his fate with scientific research, Li Yiting said: “I have been interested in science since I was a young man, but really made me determined to step into the field of biology, thanks to the school.” “

Li Yiting said that last summer, although she has not officially entered the second middle school study, but successfully enrolled in the school’s biology competition team, followed by the team in advance to learn a lot of university biology knowledge, for their own can complete scientific research projects laid a solid foundation. The school’s innovation college, but also to give her a good development platform, so that she has the opportunity to join the team of Zhejiang University professors, into the laboratory, to complete the project.

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

It is reported that Li Yiting is also the 2020 Zhejiang Province, “talent program” students.

The “Talent Program”, full name for the “Reserve Talents Program for Science and Technology Innovation for Middle School Students”, is jointly carried out by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education to promote the development of open high-quality science and technology education resources in key universities with strong basic disciplines, and to explore and train a group of scientific and technological innovation reserve talents with subject potential.

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

Photo Source Notice on the Announcement of the Results of the Selection of Students of zhejiang Province’s “Programme of Talents” for 2020

Li Yiting told the Qianjiang Evening News that her research career and “talent program” are indescale:

I followed the tutor to do the subject and “Big Gate Crab” related – “Chinese velvet crab sperm nest connection protein innexin molecular cloning and analysis”, to study the safety of invertebrate sperm occurrence, sperm can mature normally, this study is also useful for human reproductive research.

I do experiments with teachers and school leaders, and every weekend I spend half a day or a day in the lab. Trying to do research in my busy studies also allows me to allocate and use my time more rationally. Now that human fertility is declining due to many factors, I hope that in the future, through my own research, I can become an expert in reproductive biology and do some work for human reproduction.

According to Zhejiang University’s official website, Li Yiting’s mentor in the “Talent Program” is indeed an expert in the field of Chinese velvet.

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

Photo Source Zhejiang University’s official website

In addition, Li Yiting’s mother is very touching when she talks about her “parenting experience”:

“We get along like friends, and I think I’m the one she trusts the most.” From her memories of getting along with her daughter can be felt, for education, Li Yiting mother has her own understanding, “remember she told me in the first grade of primary school, to become Mr. Yuan Longping such a person, can benefit mankind.” She has such an ideal, I will support her. “

Li Yiting’s mother also said that he and her lover are very busy, usually do not have time to take care of the children. Because she spent less time together, she didn’t even report for the class and took her daughter out every weekend to play.

After Li Yiting’s report “swiped the screen” on the Internet, everyone praised the “back wave”:

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference

Many netizens joked: self-deprecating is not as good.

Studying crabs, 17-year-old girls were awarded the top scientists' conference