Navigation Links
John Innes Centre announces collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences
Date:6/16/2011

The John Innes Centre (JIC) has launched a major collaborative venture with Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This builds on the strong associations between JIC and China that began more than three decades ago. There are over 100 JIC alumni with academic positions in China, and many of these alumni are in senior positions, including three who are Academicians at CAS.

The collaborative venture was launched at the Chinese Academy of Sciences on June 7 2011 with the signing in Beijing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by Professor Lu Yonglong, Director General of International Cooperation for CAS and by Professor Dale Sanders, Director of the JIC. The MoU envisages a program of mutually beneficial academic exchanges during the next two years, and, once established, the subsequent development of a CAS-JIC Institute.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by the UK Minister for Universities and Science, Mr David Willetts, the Vice President of CAS, Jiayang Li and by the UK Ambassador to China, Mr Sebastian Wood.

Commenting on the signing, Professor Dale Sanders said:

"This event is tremendously exciting for JIC. Plant and microbial science research in China complements ongoing activities in the UK. There are exciting possibilities, building on traditional goodwill between JIC and Chinese colleagues, for collaboration for the public good between JIC and CAS institutes, especially in the areas of food security, sustainable agriculture and healthy living."

Professor Lu Yonglong said:

"This is an exciting moment for CAS. Plant science and biotechnology are CAS priority research areas, which complement ongoing activities in JIC. We are looking forward to fruitful cooperative results achieved through this platform."

David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science said:

"China is a rapidly growing research nation and to make the most of this we need to look for opportunities to share knowledge and expertise. This agreement puts in place an even greater commitment to working together on areas including food security, one of the biggest challenges facing the world today."


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Chapple
andrew.chapple@bbsrc.ac.uk
44-160-325-1490
Norwich BioScience Institutes
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Minnesota ecology professor wins international award for biodiversity and biofuels research
2. U of Minnesota researcher finds link between aggression, status and sex
3. Hobbit fossils represent a new species, concludes University of Minnesota anthropologist
4. Small male chimps use politics, rather than aggression, to lead the pack, U of Minnesota study says
5. U of Minnesota research finds most road salt is making it into the states lakes and rivers
6. Concerns about food safety to be spotlighted at U of Minnesota symposium
7. U of Minnesota study finds high school teachers influence student views of evolution & creationism
8. U of Minnesota research reveals critical role of evolutionary processes in species coexistence
9. Minnesota Counties Secure New Criminal Charging System With BIO-key(R) Fingerprint Biometrics
10. U of Minnesota-led study finds that hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations
11. Environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity, University of Minnesota study shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... "Global Multi-modal Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report to their ... , The analysts forecast the global ... of 15.49% during the period 2016-2020.  ... of sectors such as the healthcare, BFSI, transportation, ...
(Date:4/13/2016)... 2016  IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid patients in ... clinical standard in telehealth thanks to a new partnership ... platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track key health measurements, ... index, and, when they opt in, share them with ... a local retail location at no cost. By leveraging ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... 2016 According to ... for Consumer Industry by Type (Image, Motion, Pressure, ... & IT, Entertainment, Home Appliances, & Wearable ... 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market for ... USD 26.76 Billion by 2022, at a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has signed ... to serve as their official health care provider. ... will provide sponsorship support, athletic training services, and ... volunteers, athletes and families. "We are ... and to bring Houston Methodist quality services and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Supplyframe, ... of the Supplyframe Design Lab . Located in Pasadena, Calif., the Design ... of how hardware projects are designed, built and brought to market. , The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Andrew D Zelenetz , ... Published recently in Oncology & ... Andrew D Zelenetz , discusses the fact ... placing an increasing burden on healthcare systems worldwide, ... the patents on many biologics expiring, interest in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... the QB3@953 life sciences incubator to accelerate ... The shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was created to ... key obstacle for many early stage organizations - access ... the sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden Ticket" awards, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: