On April 26th, 2012, CAS-JIC Joint Symposium was held in Oriental Riverside Hotel, Shanghai, which was organized by National Center for Gene Research, SIBS, CAS. In this two-day meeting, about 60 internationally renowned experts from JIC, CAS and other research institutes in China in the field of plant developmental biology, genetics, epigenetics, crop science, microbial biology, plant physiology, and plant molecular breeding gave plenary and keynote lectures and symposia as well. The two institutes reached an original agreement for further cooperation. The prospect of scientific cooperation between CAS and JIC is in a vast range, at the same time, this cooperation is of great significance to accelerate the development of plant science.
The director of Bureau of International Co-operation of CAS, Professor Yonglong Lu, gave opening remarks.
Professor Dale Sanders, director of the John Innes Centre, is giving opening speeches.
The deputy director of Bureau of Biological Sciences and Technology of CAS, professor Ziyuan Duan, gave opening remarks.
Professor Xiaoya Chen, President of SIBS, CAS, gave opening speeches.
Professor Bin Han, vice president of SIBS, CAS, also the Chairperson of this organizing committee, gave an address of welcome.
All experts took a group photo.
A dinner party was given on the evening of April 26th.