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The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the linchpin of China’s drive to explore and harness high technology and the natural sciences for the benefit of China and the world. Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, a merit-based learned society and a system of higher education, CAS brings together scientists and engineers from China and around the world to address both theoretical and applied problems using world-class scientific and management approaches.

The Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is one of the oldest comprehensive research institutions in China. It has led the development of plant science in China since its establishment in 1928. In 1950, combining with three academic institutes, our great botanists built up the Institute of Plant Taxonomy, from where our Institute of Botany grew up. The institute has received three first-level National Natural Science Awards, as well as more than 160 awards at the national and provincial level.

The Institute has 5 National Key Laboratories and CAS Laboratories, respectively focusing on 5 scientific questions in different fields of Plant Sciences. They are State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany; State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, which is leading 10 field stations and 1 CERN sub-center; Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology; Key Laboratory of Photo-biology; Key Laboratory of Plant Resources. In addition, it also hosts the largest herbarium in Asia, and 2 botanical gardens.

The institute obtains research funds from MOST, NNSFC, CAS and other sources, totally around 2 hundred million RMB
per year. It publishes more than 200 SCI papers per year; some of them are published on noted journals such as the Plant Cell, PNAS.

Up to now, the Institute has won 143 awards of national, CAS, and provincial level scientific research awards, including 3 awards of the first prize of National Natural Science Award.

Also the Institute is holding 7 editorial departments for 7 scientific journals, among which the Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Journal of Systematics and Evolution and Journal of Plant Ecology are published in English and indexed by SCI.

Besides, the Institute attaches much importance to international cooperation and considers international cooperation as a recipe for its success and an effective means to maximize potentials and resources worldwide to advance science and to address global challenges. It has extensive and diversified forms of cooperation and partnership with scientists all over the world. 

Institute of Botany, CAS    Add: No.20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, China
Tel: +86 10 6283 6215    Fax: +86 10 6259 0833    E-mail: Int_Office@ibcas.ac.cn