Prof. Lu Chungui of division of agricultural and environmental sciences at University of Nottingham visited JAAS on October 23, 2011. JAAS Vice Presidents Lu Xiaoxi and Chang Youhong, directors from the Institute of Vegetable Crops, the Institute of Biotechnology, the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and the Institute of Food Safety and Monitoring Technology greeted Prof. Lu. Both sides held extensive and in-depth discussions on bioinformatics application, food safety and monitoring technology, vegetable germplasm utilization and prevention and control of major animal diseases. Both sides reached agreements to initiate all-round collaborations between the University of Nottingham and JAAS. Memorandum of cooperation was signed after the meeting, which marked a new stage of the cooperation between the University of Nottingham and JAAS in academic exchanges, visiting scholar programs, talent training and international research projects.