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Sino-UK Workshop on Air Pollution and Human Health in Beijing


From July 14th to 16th 2014, the Sino-UK bilateral workshop on Air Pollution and Human Health,which is co-sponsored by NSFC, National Environment Research Council (NERC) and Medical Research Council,was held in Beijing and organized by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS.

At the opening ceremony, NSFC Vice President Prof. Liu Congqiang delivered a speech on behalf of NSFC with stress on the importance of Sino-UK cooperation in these areas and the expected outcome of the workshop. More than 30 experts from China and UK held in-depth discussion in the mutual challenges, respective strengths, collaborative basis and possible future cooperation directions in these areas. They also provided useful advice for NSFC, NERC and MRC to conduct substantial cooperative research program in terms of funding themes and mechanism.

Other NSFC attendees including Prof. Feng Feng, Prof. Lu Rongkai, Mrs.Fan Yingjie and Mr. Xu Jin of the Bureau of International Cooperation, and Prof. Xu Yanying of the Department of Health Sciences, Prof. Zhang Chaolin of the Department of Earth Sciences were at their presence at the workshop.

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