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Dr. Bruce Alberts, chief editor of Science, paid a visit to HZAU

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On Oct. 11th Dr. Bruce Alberts, chief editor of Science, paid a visit to HZAU. On the same day the first china’s Communication and Dialogue of Agribiotech Symposium was held here, co-hosted by HZAU and Science News Biweekly affiliated to Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS). There are keynote lectures and roundtable forum in the two-day conference with the theme “Dialogue: science popularization of biotech and modern agriculture”. The participants included more than 100 prestigious scientists from home and abroad, experts specializing in agricultural management and food safety, environmental groups as well as experienced science journalists from over 20 mainstream media. 
Prof. Li Zhongyun, secretary of the party, presided over the opening ceremony and Prof. Gao Chi, vice president made the speech of welcome on behalf of HZAU. Then a reception dinner was held in international academic exchange centre in honor of the experts.
In the conference, Dr. Bruce Alberts gave a report on “US National Academy of Sciences and Its Research on GM Technology”. Besides, other reporters were also invited, including Xu Zhihong, former president of Peking University and CAS academician, Prof. Zhang Qifa, CAS academician, Erik Millstone, the Senior Scientist from British Sussex University, Huang Jikun, the director of Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Yang Xiaoguang, researcher of Chinese centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and Richard Stone, Asian editor of  Science. The topics cover from “Current Research on GM Rice”, “Research on GM food Safety”, “The Application, Understanding and Communication of Scientific Evidence in GM Food Policy Making” , to “Challenge: controversial issues in media activities concerning GM food safety” and etc.
During the visit, besides plenary lecture, Dr. Bruce Alberts delivered key-note speech to the scientific and technological experts in Hubei Province, accepted the interviews from media inside and outside school. He also had informal discussions with teachers and students, visited the campus and the National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement. Li Hongzhong, the governor of Hubei Province, had a cordial talk with him on November, 11.

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