On Jan. 22nd, 2013, Dr. Mosaad Kotb Hassanein, the director of the Central Laborotary for Agricultural Climate (CLAC) of Egyptian Agricultural Sector, and Dr. Alaa Abd El-Raouf Mohamed Khalil visited YICCAS and had academic exchanges with concerned researchers.
The meeting was held in Room 204. Firstly, Dr. Jianhui Tang expressed his warm welcome to Egyptian experts on behalf of Prof. Yongming Luo, the acting director of YICCAS. Then, Prof. Hassanein delivered a lecture entitled “The Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate “CLAC” ---Activities & Services for Egyptian Agricultural Sector”. In his lecture, Prof. Hassanein introduced the research objective, research fields and teams of their laboratories and expressed his hope to promote the cooperation between Chinese scientists and Egyptian scientists in the field of global change impacts on sea level rise and plants. Next, Dr. Tang introduced YIC briefly, including the history, research achievements, education, etc. After that, Dr. Dejuan Jiang gave a presentation entitled “Climate Change and its Impacts on Vegetation Dynamics in Yellow River Delta”.
After the meeting, with the guide of Dr. Tang, the Egyptian experts visited the analysis and test center and other laboratories, getting detailed information about YIC’s research orientation, research teams, research progress, international cooperation, etc..
The visit provided a good opportunity for Egyptian experts to learn about YIC. Both the Egyptian experts and experts of YIC expressed sincere hope to communicate and cooperate with each other in common interested fields to promote the development of both sides.