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Vice president Zhu CHEN attended the Commemorative Event of Decoding Sequence of Rice Genome
At the invitation of shen-ichi Kobayashi, the President
of RIKEN, vice president Zhu CHEN led a delegation to visit Japan from Dec.
15 to 22, 2002. During their stay in Japan, the Delegation visited several institutions
like the world largest synchrotron Spring-8, Yokohama Human Genome Research
Center, High-energy accelerator research institute etc. Both sides have also
discussed the possible joint study of protein structure by using the mega science
equipments in Japan. The delegation also visited JSPS.
On Dec. 18, the delegation participated in Commemorative
Event of Decoding Sequence of Rice Genome in Mida Kaigisho. Over 200 scientists
from more than 10 countries and regions and Japanese delegates from all fields
of the society have attended the meeting. The working team of IRGS announced
the successful completion of IRGS in Tokyo. 366,000,000 base pairs are determined
with an accuracy of 99.99%, also, 62435 genes are forecasted.
Starting from 1998, over 10 countries and regions like China, Japan and U.S. have participated in IRGS. The sequencing object is Japanese rice whose 92% base pairs have been analyzed. All the works done by the Chinese scientists have applied to the internationally recognized standards of the genome sequencing.
Dr. Jščrgen Sanders Visiting DICP
Dr. Jščrgen Sanders, the first Counsellor, Science and Technology of European Union paid a visit to Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS on Dec. 12, 2002. He gave a brief introduction to the EU 6th Framework Programme (FP6) 2002-2006, a platform for EU-China research cooperation and introduced the application procedure for the 6th Framework Programme. During his stay, Dr. Jščrgen Sanders visited Fuel Cell R&D Center and Laboratory of Biotechnology and gave a high opinion of their research work.
Lady Pamela Youde,
chairman of East Asian History of Science Foundation paid a visit to CAS
Lady Pamela Youde, newly-appointed chairman of East
Asian History of Science Foundation, came to Beijing to publicize the international
cooperation project "The Needham Vision" during Nov. 21 to 29, 2002.
During her visit, she was met by Vice Premier Qichen QIAN, Vice Chairman of
CPPCC Jian SONG, and CAS President Yongxiang LU. British ambassador Christopher
Hum held a reception for her delegation. Accompanied by Dr. Christopher Cullen,
newly-appointed director of the Needham Research Institute, Mr. Alistair Michie
from Auric Meia Limited and Mr. Terry Bennell, Lady Youde visited Institute
for the History of Natural Science (IHNS), CAS on Nov. 25 and 26, and attended
the ceremony on which IHNS granted a Certificate of Honorary Research Fellow
to Dr. Cullen.