Recently, Europe Vlaams Biotechnology Institute (VIB) delegation visited the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the bilateral seminar was held with the scientific research personnel of the Institute of Microbiology.
Xiang Hua, the deputy director of the Institute of Microbiology welcomed the visit by the delegation on behalf of the Institute of Microbiology; he introduced the historical development, the three research fields, the five laboratories of the Institute of Microbiology and the representative papers and scientific achievements of the Institute of Microbiology in recent years. The representative of graduate faculty introduced the conditions of the overseas students of the Institute and the international joint training projects in details.
Professor Jo Bury, head of the VIB delegation and the director of the institute introduced the VIB history in details, their main objectives, visions and the achievements that they obtained in the aspect of scientific and technological innovation and technology transfer and transformation. Professor Nico Callewaer, the director of VIB medical biotechnology center also introduced their main research direction in the microbiology and medical biotechnology fields.
In the afternoon, relevant scientists made the research progress reports on the streptococcus, antibiotic, single molecule and single cell microbiology, microfluidics technology and the evolutionary biology of the saccharomycetes yeast.
Professor Jo Bury showed keen interests on the reports on the relevant fields of the institute, and they knew each other furtherly based on this seminar, and hoped to carry out the cooperation on the relevant biotechnology. Xiang Hua, the deputy director of the Institute of Microbiology expressed his welcome to this, and hoped that both parties will carry out the specific and practical cooperation in future.
VIB is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute located in Belgium. It is specialized in the groundbreaking bioscience strategic basic research. It has the institute consists of five universities, and it has the outstanding performances in the molecule mechanism of the plant and the microorganism function and in the aspect of medical science.