3rd ZJU-UTokyo Joint Symposium on Integrated Biosciences convened in CAB

The 3rd Joint Symposium on Integrated Biosciences between Zhejiang University and the University of Tokyo was held in the College of Agriculture and Biotechnology on November 22-25.

“ZJU and UTokyo have worked in close partnership with each other and yielded fruitful results in various aspects. I look forward to strengthening ties to develop further links in the future,” said CHEN Xuexin, dean of the College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, in the opening ceremony.

“I hope that participants will put forward enlightening ideas, thus able to complement each other and fulfill the purpose of cooperation and exchange,” said YU Jingquan, vice dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, in his welcome address.

Prof. Kawamura from the UTokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) gave a brief introduction to the GSFS and expressed his eager anticipation of follow-up collaboration.

This symposium aimed at promoting interdisciplinary interchange of ideas among researchers with different academic backgrounds, including plant science, animal science and microbiology. At the symposium, 12 ZJU professors and 10 UTokyo professors delivered speeches on the cutting edge of life sciences.

During the symposium, 30 postgraduate students from the two universities participated in the poster session where they showcased their research in a lucid and vivid manner. In terms of completeness, innovativeness and effectiveness, the Best Poster Award and the Most Popular Poster Award were presented.

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