In a ceremony at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, with the participation of elderly researchers and scientists who participated in the study then, a new stamp was issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Total synthesis of crystalline bovine insulin“. China started the project at the end of 1958 and succeeded in September, 1965. The achievements was the top prize of the national science award and nominated Nobel Prize. Bovine insulin was also chemically synthesized in 1963 by Helmut Bremer and Helmut Zahn at Deutsches Wollforschungsinstitut Aachen.”

CAS news release, January 21, 2017