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VP Shen Yan Meets with Ethiopian Biotechnology Delegation


On January 26, 2015, Prof. Shen Yan, Vice President of NSFC held a meeting with an Ethiopian biotechnology delegation, headed by His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Kassu Ashame, Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head (ministerial level) of Ethiopia Policy and Research Institute. First, The Chinese side made a presentation on NSFC and its funding in life sciences in particular, and the Ethiopian side introduced its research progress in biotechnology. Then, the two sides carried out extensive exchanges and discussions on issues of common interests such as talents training, funding mechanism, priority areas selecting, peer review mechanism and project management, and explored possibilities of cooperation.

A total of 9 people from Ethiopian relevant governmental departments and research institutes accompanied Dr. Kassu Ashame for his visit, including Prof. Endashaw Bekele Wordoffa, Senior Professor at Addis Ababa University and Director of the Human Genetic Diversity Project of Ethiopia.

Present at the meeting were Prof. Feng Feng, Prof. Zhang Yongtao and Mr. Zhao Chuang from the Bureau of International Cooperation; Prof. Gu Ruisheng and Prof. Ren Hongyan from the Department of Life Sciences, NSFC.

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