December, 2005

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Lu Yongxiang Meets Guests of Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany

Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS, met with Ms Hamm, CEO of the Robert Bosch Foundation, and her entourage and held a dinner on Nov. 4 th in their honor.

Ms Hamm introduced the basic information of the foundation to President Lu that the foundation, an industrial oriented funding institution in Germany with rich funds resources, and is now prepared to put in more efforts in Asia, particularly in China.

President Lu proposed that the Foundation may cooperate with CAS regarding hosting doctorate programs, sponsoring workshops on frontier fields and investment jointly for research projects.

First Institute for Computational Biology of China Unveiled in Shanghai

The first computational biology institute in China C CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology of the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences officially unveiled on Oct. 13 th . Located in the campus of the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, the institute was jointly founded by CAS and the Max Planck Society (MPG), Germany. President Lu Yongxiang of CAS and President Peter Gruss of MPG attended the ceremony and delivered speeches at the opening ceremony and then unveiled for starting construction of the institute.

IAC Workshop on Energy Held in Beijing

Co-sponsored by the InterAcademy Council (IAC) and CAS, the Workshop on Energy held on Nov. 14 th and 15 th in Beijing.

The topics of the workshop were gas hydrates, clean coal, the increase of recovery rate of petroleum and CO 2 capture, and energy saving buildings.-23

CAS Conferred Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn with Foreign Member Certificate

A ceremony was held on Sep. 30 th at the conference hall of the Institute of Chemistry CAS to confer foreign member certificate of CAS to Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, a French Nobel laureate in chemistry. Li Jinghai, Vice President of CAS, chaired the conferment ceremony and Executive Vice President Bai Chunli made a speech at the ceremony, introducing Prof. Lehn's achievement in scientific research and highly speaking of his contributions to the scientific course of China. After his speech, Bai Chunli honored Prof. Lehn with the foreign member certificate.
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