Dr. PENG CHEE from the University of Georgia (UGA) made an academic visit to the Institute of Industrial Crops (IIC) from March 21 to 23, 2011 and gave a seminar on interspecific hybridization and the effect of introgressed genes in cotton. Director Qi Cunkou presided over the seminar. Dr. PENG CHEE introduced the current cotton breeding research of American academia sectors and UGA's progresses on cotton molecular breeding. During his visit in JAAS, accompanied by Deputy Director Ni Wanchao and Prof. Shen Xinlian, Prof. PENG CHEE had a guided tour to the cotton greenhouse, laboratories and tissue culture rooms in IIC. He also discussed with the scientists in IIC about the cooperation in cotton genomics and germplasm exploration.