Chilean Ecosystem Assessment
Experts Visit China
In view of the achievements made by the Project
Team for Comprehensive Assessment of Ecosystem in Western China, the General
Team for international "Millennium Ecosystem Assessment" lately
set aside special funds to support experts from the developing countries
to visit China for training on ecological modeling and GIS by relevant
Editor in Chief of ACS Publications
Visits Shanghai Organic Institute
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Stang, Professor from
the Chemistry Department of the University of Utah and editor in chief
of JACS magazine paid an academic visit to Shanghai Institute of Organic
Chemistry on 5 April. The Institute organized a symposium on supermolecular
chemistry, and Professor Peter Stang was specially invited to give a lecture
titled "Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly
of Metallocyclic Polyhedra via Coordination"
Prof. Watabe Takeshi from Japan
Gives Lecture at the Institute for History of Natural Sciences
At the invitation of MPI Partner Group, Mr.
Watabe Takeshi, a renowned expert and professor of the Oriental History
Research Division, Tokai University of Japan paid a visit to the Institute
for History of Natural Sciences on 19 March 2004 and gave a lecture titled
Farming Cultures of Southwest China's Ethnic Minorities and Rural Investigation.
Director of Functional Food Bureau, NIH of
USA Visits Institute of Materia Medica
Dr. Paul M. Coates, Director of the Bureau
of Functional Food, NIH of the United States paid a visit to the Institute
of Materia Medica recently, and gave a lengthy lecture on NIH's Role in
Research on Functional Food and Herbal Medicines. Among those present
at the occasion were also the heads of R&D Departments of biopharmaceutical
companies from Shanghai, the Zhangjiang Area in particular.
Dr. Cerf, "Father of Internet"
Visits China Science Network
Upon the occasion of the tenth anniversary
of the launch of the Chinese Internet, Dr. Vinton Cerf, known as the "Father
of Internet" paid a special visit on 14 April to CAS Computer Network
and Information Center Chinese Internet's first full function access location
and the builder of China's first Science Network to connect with the Internet.
Dr. Cerf visited with high spirit the Super Computer Room of the Network
Center, China's first full function router to connect with the internet,
the first router developed independently by the Science Network and China's
first CN Domain Server etc.
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