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Two Foreign Professors Awarded CAS Visiting Professor in IOB
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November 10, certificate awarding ceremony of “CAS Visiting Professor” was held in the Institute of Botany, CAS (IOB). Professor Jinyun FANG, Director General of the Institute awarded the certificates of “CAS Visiting Professor” to Professor Robert A. Spicer from the Open University of UK and Professor Ian Max Møller from the Arahus University of Denmark respectively. Professor Song GE, deputy director of the Institute chaired the ceremony.

On behalf of the Institute, Fang extended congratulations to the professors for their joining the “CAS Visiting Professorship program” this year. Fang also gave a brief introduction on IOB, and wish them to achieve more progress during their stay in IOB. After the ceremony, Professor Spicer and Professor Møller gave presentations titled “Understanding Vegetation and Climate Change in China: Developing a New Palaeoclimate Proxy for Asia” and “Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) turnover and protein oxidation in plants” respectively.

Robert A. Spicer, currently a professor at the Open University, UK, is an international famous scientist on paleobotany. He has been engaged in research on paleobotany, paleoclimate and paleoenvironment for several decades. To date Professor Spicer has published over 100 books, papers and articles including three in Nature and two in Science. Professor Ian Max Møller, is head of Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. His research mainly focused on plant mitochondria and plant proteomics. He has published 158 papers on international journals, and these publications have been cited a total of more than 3500 times (Web of Science, March 2009).

“CAS Visiting Professorship Program” was launched in 2009 with the aim of enhancing the science & technology innovation capacity of CAS institutes. This Program is for international scientists either currently or previously working in well-known universities, research institutes or multi-national corporations, who wish to develop an effective long-term collaborative relationship with the CAS. We invite accomplished researchers from overseas to participate in research of CAS, with the hope of strengthening the cooperation and exchange between CAS institutes and international research institutions and universities.


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