The 2015 Cross-strait Phytobiology Summer Camp & Seminar was opened in FAFU

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On August 3rd, the 2015 Cross-strait Phytobiology Summer Camp & Seminar was opened in the academic lecture hall of Xiqiang Building. The vice President Professor Huang Yanhe, the Director of UIUC-SIB Joint Center for Genomics and Biotechnology of FAFU Professor Rui Ming, Professor Manyuan Long from University of Chicago, Professor Bai Shunong from Peking University, Professor Yann-Rong Lin and Professor Zhang Mengji from Taiwan University, and the persons in charge of Office of Research Administration of FAFU attended the opening ceremony.

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Following the opening ceremony, Professor Manyuan Long from University of Chicago made the first report of the summer camp, which titled “Evolution of New Genes”.

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It is known that, the 2015 Cross-strait Phytobiology Summer Camp & Seminar hosted by the UIUC-SIB Joint Center for Genomics and Biotechnology of FAFU will last for 5 days; it is the second term of the series of activities, as well as a high-level scientific BBS, focusing on the most advanced and the most cutting-edge research subjects in the fields of phytobiology, including plant genomics, plant epigenetics and plant developmental biology. There were more than 190 students and scientific researchers from 22 cross-strait universities/research institutes attended this summer camp & seminar.
During the summer camp, Professor Manyuan Long from Chicago University, Professor Bai Shunong from Peking University, Professor Steve Huber (the former Chairman of the American Society of Plant Biologists) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Andrew Paterson from University of Georgia and the Academician of the US National Academy of Sciences Professor Chen Xuemei from university of California-Riverside, a total of 5 international renowned experts, have given lectures, respectively, for one day each on their personal research field; informal discussions “well-known scientists face to face” were also arranged in the evenings, which invited the “Cheung Kong Scholar” Chair Professor Rui Ming, the “Cheung Kong Scholar” Distinguished professor, the winner of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists Professor Liao Hong and the “Thousand Talents Plan” Professor Yang Zhenbiao and other well-known scientists of FAFU to chat about their own growing experience and some funny things of scientific research and so on.
The academic seminar in August 8th also invited an academician of the US National Academy of Sciences, the well-known professors or the leaders of related fields in Taiwan, and more than ten well-known experts from several universities or research institutes of mainland to make reports on the newest scientific research progress in the agricultural, forestry and biological disciplines.

 

Correspondant: Publicity Department   Chen Min

                          the Joint Research Institute of  the Taiwan Strait  Chen Liyu

Translator: Zheng Wei

Auditor: College of Crop Science  Lu Yunhai

 

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