Tomorrow Seed Research Institute was officially founded after one year of preparation. The first session of the board of directors was held at JAAS on June 1, 2012.
JAAS President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jiangsu Tomorrow Seed Industry Technology Company Yan Shaohua, JAAS Vice President Zheng Jianchu, Jiangsu Tiankun Group President Zhang Limin, and other chiefs of JAAS and Jiangsu Tomorrow Seed Industry Technology Company attended the meeting, which was chaired by Yin Jianxun, chairman of the board of directors of Tomorrow Seed Research Institute.
During the meeting, the board of directors decided that Dr. Wang Cailin, distinguished rice professor and director of the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS, to serve concurrently as the director of Tomorrow Seed Research Institute; and Mr. Wang Jinsheng, former general-manager assistant of Jiangsu Tomorrow Seed Industry Technology Company, to serve as vice director of Tomorrow Seed Research Institute.
Since the implementation of “new seed policy” last year, the enhancement of commercialized breeding has become a major trend of modern seed industry development. JAAS President Yan Shaohua proposed that Tomorrow Seed Research Institute seize the opportunities and carry out innovative researches. JAAS will help to provide help for talents introduction and supporting techniques to create a sound environment for the Institute.