Visits & Exchanges
¡ñ On July 26, at the ceremony for the establishment
of the Beijing Office of HGF, Chairman of HGF Kroll said in his address
that cooperation between GSI and the Institute of Modern Physics of CAS
could be rated as an example in scientific and technological cooperation
between China and Germany.
¡ñ On July 27, Professor Kafatos, director of European Molecule Biology
Lab (EMBL) visited Beijing Genome Institute. Both sides discussed the
opportunity for cooperation in research on genome. Afterwards, Prof. Kafatos
delivered a splendid lecture in the Beijing Genome Institute.
¡ñ From July 27 to 31, Dr. Reeves, Chairman of the Cetacean Expert Group
of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), accompanied by Mr. August, an
enthusiast and favorer of white-flag dolphin, visited the Institute of
Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is reported that this
is Dr. Reeves's first visit to China Mainland since he assumed the new
position in IUCN.
¡ñ During his visit to the National White-Flag Dolphin Reserve in Tianezhou
area, Shishou Couty, seeing large number of cowfish, which were leisurely
swimming in the green waters, Dr. Reeves affirmed and appreciated the
establishment of cowfish breed colony in the original river course of
Tianezhou and the ex-situ protection of cowfish migration. He also highly
commented the status of natural ecological environment in the original
river course of Tianezhou and expressed his sincere respect to the protection
workers for their industriousness, hardship and fruitful work.
¡ñ From July 29 to August 1, at the invitation of Prof. Shijie Li of the
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Professor G. H.Schleser
of Lithosphere Dynamics and the Institue of Chemistry of the German Juelich
Research Center and Prof. B. Wunnemann of the Mid-Asia Research Center
for Ecological Dynamics of the Geography Department of the Free University
of Berlin visited the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology.
¡ñ On July 30, Dr. Dennis P. Garrity, director general of the International
Center for Agroforestry (ICRAF), headed a 4-member delegation to visit
the Kunming Institute of Botany. Vice Director Dezhu Li of the Institute
met with Dr. Dennis and his entourage.
¡ñ On August 3, at the invitation of Algae Resource and Algae Toxicology
Discipline Group of the Institute of Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy
of Sciences, Prof. Ueno of Tokyo Science and Technology University of
Japan came to the institute to carry out collaborative research on inspection
technology of toxin and toxin function of the blue algae.
¡ñ From August 3~4, at the invitation of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical
Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Andrew R. Watkinson,
director of the Ecology, Involution and Biology Protection Center of the
East Anglia University of the UK, came to visit the garden to give lectures.
¡ñ From August 8 ~ 14, Drs. Lattanzi Mario G. and Bucciarelli Beatrice,
astronomers from Turin Observatory of Italy, visited the Shanghai Obvervatory
¡ñ On August 9, Prof. W. D. McMillan, a renowned economic geographer and
vice president (responsible for learning) of the Oxford University visited
the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research on
invitation, and delivered a lecture entitled "Intelligent Agent Strategies
for Simulating Spatial Economies ".
¡ñ Recently, Prof. Jurgen Suendermann, former director of the Institute
of Oceanology of the Hamburger University of Germany paid a visit to the
Key Laboratory of Tropical Ocean Environment Dynamics of the South China
Sea Institute of Oceanologgy of CAS, and gave a lecture entitled "Towards
decadal prediction of the ecological state of a shelf sea: the North Sea
¡ñ Recommended by the third World Academy of Sciences and funded by the
South to South Cooperation Fund of CAS, two researchers, M. Iqbal and
M. Ahmad from the Pakistan Academy of Science and Technology recently
paid a visit to the Institute of Metal research and to carry out a 3-month
¡ñ From August 11 to September 3, Prof. Alexander Supin and Prof. Vladimir
Popov from the Ecology and Evolution Institute of the Russian Academy
of Sciences carried out a collaborative research on the hearing ability
of cowfish of the Yangtse River in the Institute of Hydrobiology.
¡ñ Recently, a 7-member national scientific and technological delegation
of the Laos headed by Noulin Sinbandhit, vice minister of the Ministry
of Science, Technology and Environment of the Loas, accompanied by leaders
of the Department of Science and Technology of Yunnan Province, paid a
visit to the Kunming Institute of Botany.
¡ñ Dr. Michael Karin, a renowned American immunologist delivered a splendid
lecture entitled "The IkB Kinase (IKK) and the Control of Immunity£¬Inflammation
and Cancer" in the Library of the Institute of Biological Physics.
¡ñ On August 23, at the invitation of the Institute of Chemistry of CAS,
Prof. F. Diederich of ETH in Zurich of Switzerland visited the the Institute
of Chemistry and gave a lecture entitled "Novel Advanced Materials
by Acetylene and Fullerene Scaffolding" in the "Molecule Scientific
¡ñ On August 24, Prof. Smith, dean of the Department of Material Science
of the Oxford University, member of the Executive Committee of the Royal
Society and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, visited the Institute
of Metal Research and had discussions with the research staff of the institute.
¡ñ On August 25, a 9-member Thailand delegation of science and technology
headed by Korn Thapparansi, minister of science and technology, paid a
visit to the Beijing Genome Institute and held talks on matters regarding
cooperation in science and technology.
¡ñ On August 26, a 6-member group headed by Prof. Lynn Orr, director of
Global Climate and Energy Engineering Center of the US Stanford University
paid a visit to the Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion of CAS.
¡ñ On August 28, Prof. Richard Mayden of the St. Louis University of US
paid a visit to the Institute of Hydrobiology, and made three lectures
entitled "Concept of Biologically Species-Exploration of Biodiversity",
"Establishment of Growth Relation in Fish System" and "Cyprinoidei
Fish Biological System Tree ".
¡ñ Recently, Dr. Ito Yoichiro of US National Health Institute paid a visit
to the Kuming Institute of Botany on invitation, and gave a lecture entitled
"New Technology of Countercurrent Color Spectrum" for the relevant
scientific research units and universities of Yunnan Province.
¡ñ On September 2, Prof. B. Lindman of the Lund University of Sweden paid
a visit to the Institute of Chemisty on invitation and delivered a lecture
entitled "Self-assembly in surfactant, amphiphilic polymer and polymer-surfactant
systems: Similarities and differences" in "Molecule Scientific
¡ñ On September 2, Prof. Nikolai Dobretsov, vice president of Russian Academy
of Sciences and his entourage, accompanied by Gao Feng, deputy director
of the Department of Science and Technology of the Xinjiang Autonomous
Region, visited Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography.
¡ñ Recently, Prof. Nagano Hiroo, president of the Hiroshima University
of Japan, visited the Institute of Oceanology on invitation and gave a
lecture on relevant fields for the research staff of the institute.
¡ñ On September 7, Mr. R. Ramachamdran, secretary general of International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), who is also
secretary general of the Congress of Southeast Asian Libraries, visited
CAS Library. Mr. R. Ramachamdran appreciated the achievements "the
Center" has made and also expressed his gratitude for support by
the center to IFLA.