In February of 2016, NSF BIO Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Division Director Paula Mabee, Program Officer David Mindell, and Science Associate Karen Alroy traveled to China. The purpose of trip was to visit key scientific stakeholders and facilities within Guangdong province, prime the biodiversity and systematics research communities in the United States and China for collaborative and integrative research, and strengthen NSF connections with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) through participation in a jointly funded workshop and field visits in western Guangdong province (see related post).
The DEB delegation and NSF Beijing Office visited BGI (formerly Beijing Genome Institute) in Shenzhen on Feb 22; and in Guangzhou, visited the National Supercomputing Center (Tianhe-II) and School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Feb 23, 2016.
Publication and patent wall at BGI. From left: SUN Bo, Karen Alroy, Paula Mabee, ZHOU Xin (Director of the China National GeneBank at BGI), David Mindell, Nancy Sung, 2/23/2016.
National Supercomputing Center (Tianhe-II). From left: LI Ning (Director of American and Oceania Affairs, China S&T Exchange Center), Karen Alroy, David Mindell, Paula Mabee, Aaron Benesh (Science Officer, US Consulate Guangzhou), YUAN Xue-Feng (Director, National Supercomputing Center), Nancy Sung, LI Wenjun (Professor, SYSU, supported by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology collaboration with NSF-supported PIRE award #0968421), and SUN Bo, 2/23/2016.
Meeting with administrators and researchers from the SYSU School of Life Sciences. From left: ZHOU Enmin (Ph.D. student, SYSU) , SHU Wensheng (Vice Dean, School of Life Sciences, SYSU) , SUN Bo, Aaron Benesh, LI Ning, Nancy Sung, MA Jun (Vice President, SYSU), Paula Mabee, David Mindell, Karen Alroy, ZHANG Yan (Vice Dean, School of Life Sciences, SYSU), ZHANG Wenqing (Vice Dean, School of Life Sciences, SYSU) , and LI Wenjun (Professor, School of Life Sciences, SYSU, MOST funded PIRE awardee NSF #0968421), 2/23/2016.
Meeting and discussion at the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 2/23/2016. Meeting was hosted by ZHANG Changsheng (Director, Research and Planning Department, SCSIO), meeting participants included TANG Danling (Professor, Remote Sensing), DONG Jun-de (Professor, Coral Reef ecology, Hainan Tropical Marine Biological Research Station), HUANG Hui (Head, Hainan Tropical Marine Biological Research Station), HUANG Xiaoping (Head, Dept. Marine Ecology), and WANG Xiaoxue (Professor, Microbial Toxin/Anti-toxin systems).