February, 2004

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DICP Received Donation from German Research Association

Recently, the application of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) to German Research Association (DGF) for academic publications has been approved and periodicals and academic monographs valued $8400 have been donated to DICP by DGF.

To promote the cooperation between German and foreign scholars, with the support of German Foreign Affairs Office and German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation, DGF is donating academic publications to foreign institutions. The donations include periodicals, books and discs published by German publishers.

On Dec. 2, 2003, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS and University Paris VII, France signed the new Agreement on Scientific Cooperation Dr. W. J. Kress, professor of the National Museum of Natural History, and Curator of the National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution was invited by Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden as the first overseas consultating expert

Internationally Recognized Scientist of Botanical System and Evolution Biology Appointed by XBG

Recently, the Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden (XBG) formally appointed Dr. W. John Kress, a world renowned scientist of botanical system and evolution biology as the oversea consulting expert. Director Hongmao Liu presented the certificate of appointment to Dr. W. John Kress, who is the first foreign recipient of the certificate.

Dr. W. John Kress is professor and director of department of botany of the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in U. S., Curator of National Herbarium. As a world recognized scientist of botanical system and evolution biology, he has published over 10 monographs and 80 papers, 5 of which have been published on Science and Nature respectively.

Brazilian Delegation of Space Science Visited Remote Sensing Ground Station

On November 26, 2003, a Brazilian delegation of three space scientists paid a friendly visit to the Remote Sensing Ground Station of CAS. The three delegates are: Prof. Luiz Bevilacqua, Director General of Brazilian Space Agency, Prof. Leonel Fernando Perondi, technical and engineering coordinator of the National Institute of Space Research, and Prof. Jose Carlos N. Epiphanio, expert of remote sensing of the National Institute of Space Research.

INRA Scientist Visit Institute of Zoology

Institute National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA) is one of the National Scientific Research centers in France, famous in agriculture research and animal science. Since 22nd Dec. 2003, professor Jean-Paul Renard, director of BRB Unit from INRA, paid a one-month official visit to China.

A famous genetic scientist with international recognition in the field of animal developmental and reproductive biology, Professor Renard is the director of Biological and Reproductive Department (BRD) in INRA. His laboratory is one of the important animal clone research centers in the world, one of the first laboratories produced cloned cattle; the first cloned rabbit, and the first cloned rat in the world. Up to now this lab is the only one owning five somatic cloning animal models.

International cooperation has already been conducted between INRA and the Institute of Zoology, a series of achievements have been obtained with the support of both governments, one of the main joint research results on the rat cloning was published in SCIENCE on 14 Nov. 2003.

EWI Program Officers Visited IGSNRR

Ms Penny Richards and Mr. Greg Bourne, program officers of Earth Watch Institute (EWI) paid a visit to Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR, CAS). EWI is a non-profitable international organization for conservation of natural resources and environment. Financially, it supports research programs on environment conservation all over the world. These research programs can be applied freely in order to encourage and attract volunteers worldwide to be involved in EWI activities, so as to improve their awareness of the importance of natural resources and environment conservation.

Director of the United Arab Emirates Birds Research Center Visit XIEG

At the invitation of Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG, CAS), Dr. Olivier Combreau, Director of the National Birds Research Center of the United Arab Emirates Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Programme, and Mr. Mohammed Saleh, Chief of Foreign Affairs Division of the Birds Research Center, recently paid a visit to XIEG. The United Arab Emirates Birds Research Center is mainly engaged in ornithological studies with its emphasis on Otis nudulata, an endangered species worldwide. Since 1997, this Center has conducted cooperative research with XIEG for 6 years. During this period, they carried out a systematic study on Otis nudulata appearing in Xinjiang region, obtained tremendous achievements, and trained a batch of core members of the young scientific and technological contingent. Consequently, this event has exerted a far-reaching influence. Mr. Mohammed Saleh was conferred the 2002 China Tianshan Award for his outstanding contributions to scientific and educational endeavours in Xinjiang.

French Academy of Sciences Corresponding Member Lectured at the CAS

On November 6-12, 2003, at the invitation of vice-president Zhu CHEN, Prof. Jacques Philippe CAEN, a renowned hematologist, Chairman of France / China Science and Application Foundation, and a corresponding member of the French Academy of Sciences, visited China. On December 7, Prof. Jacques Philippe CAEN delivered a lecture titled "Scientific and Technological Exchange Is the Driving Force for Promoting the Partnership in All-round Cooperation between China and France" at the CAS Documentation and Information Center.

On October 9, 2003, Knight Salston, British biologist and one of the 2002' Nobel Prize winners, gave a lecture in Beijing titled On cells, genes, and human genomic: common elements for lif On December 22, 2003, Prof. Jean-Paul Renard from the Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique of France was visiting the Institute of Zoology, CAS, and giving a lecture there

Thailand Princess Chulaborn Visit IMM

On December 16, 2003, Princess Chulaborn of Thailand paid a visit to the Institute of Materia Medica (IMM, CAS) and attended the signing ceremony of the Protocol on Educational and Scientific Cooperation between Thailand Chulaborn Institute and the Institute of Materia Medica.

France Telecommunications R&D Department General Managers Visited IA

Recently, Pcsal VIGINIER, General Manager of France Telecommunications R&D Department, Jacques GUICHARD, vice-general manager in charge of overseas R&D, and Herve CAYLA, France Telecommunications principal representative to China, paid a visit to the Institute of Automation (IA, CAS).

Celebrated Japanese Scholar Visit SCSIO

On January 3-6, 2004, Dr. Shigeki Hadal paid an academic visit to South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO, CAS). Dr. Hadal is a world known geologist, professor of Kobe University, and Deputy Director of the University Educational Institute of Kobe University Graduate School.

Japanese Experts Visit XIOPM

Recently, a 5-member delegation including President Yamamoto Hideki of NITTO DENKO Corporation, President Yoshihiko Chikuma of NITTO DENKO (China) Co., LTD, and Prof. Konno Daisuke, Guest Professor of Hsinghua University paid a visit to Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (XIOPM, CAS).

A JST Delegation Visit GIEC

Recently, a 7-member delegation, from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), an independent administrative institution paid a visit to the various institutes of CAS Guangzhou Branch and had a constructive talk with the leaders and researchers of CAS Guangzhou Branch at Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC, CAS) .

Experts of Japan National Agro-environmental Institute Visit SIAE

Recently, Dr. YagiIgyo and Dr. NishimuraSeiichi of Japan National Agro-environmental Institute visited Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology (SIAE, CAS). They delivered lectures titled "A Research Project of the Ministry of Environment of Japan (2003-2007) - Development Of the Technology For Controlling Greenhouse Gas Sources Of Terrestrial Ecosystems" and "Monitor and Experimental Study on Discharged Greenhouse Gas From Rice Fields and Upland Fields" respectively.

Japan IHI Company Delegation Visit SIA

In October and December 2003, Japan IHI Company, one of the 500 world top enterprises, sent a 6-member delegation, including Nakagawa Kohya, a high-ranking administrative official, and Kawada Morihiko, Director of the Comprehensive Division, to visit the Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA, CAS).

US Columbus City Delegation Visit USTC

On December 5, 2003, a 16-member delegation headed by Michael B. Coleman, the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio of the United States paid a friendly visit to the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

Canadian National Research Institute Delegation Visit IA

On December 3, 2003, Dr. George Wang, Head of the Laboratory of Cybernation and Diagnosis, Canada National Research Institute, and Dr. Olga Kargina together paid a visit to the Institute of Automation (IA, CAS). Dr. George Wang gave a lecture titled "Virtual Project Stations with Application in Internet-Enabled Monitoring and Control of a Kiln".

Canada CHUL RC Director Visit IBCB

Recently, at the invitation of Prof. Lin Li, Deputy Director of the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (IBCB, CAS), Shanghai Institutes of Life Sciences, Prof. Fern, Director of Canada CHUL Research Center, and Prof. LABRIE visited the Institute and delivered a lecture there.

Finland Trade and Industry Minister Visit GIEC

On November 28, 2003, a 9-member delegation led by Mr. Pekkarinen, Minister of Trade and Industry Ministry of Finland, and Mr. Bassin, Finnish ambassador to China, paid a visit to Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC, CAS) and was extended a warm reception. They had a brief but constructive conversation with the hosts on energy utilization. Minister Pekkarinen expressed that they would assign specialized technicians to the Institute to conduct intensive technological investigations, hoping that the two sides would establish a close cooperation and consequently stimulating the development of China / Finland energy undertakings.

Bulgarian Scientists Visit SIA

On December 4, 2003, Prof. Vitliemov and Prof. Bratanov of Rousse University, Bulgaria paid a visit to Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA). In recent years, scientists of the Department of Manufacture Engineering of Rousse University obtained achievements in emulating robots, especially in the research of robot engineering for medical purposes. Financed by the European Economic Community, they have manufactured robots that are used in surgical operation for the treatment of stomach diseases and have been applied to clinical practice in Bulgaria.

Spain Barcelona University Professor Visit SIA

Prof. Loaquiun Clusa of Barcelona University, Spain, paid a visit to Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA) and delivered a lecture there.

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