National Agricultural Science and Technology Jiangsu Innovation Center—Efficient Horticultural Crop Genetic Improvement Laboratory started to operate on September 27, 2008.
The technical committee of the laboratory held its fourth meeting on November 5, 2010. The meeting invited experts such as Professor Zhang Zhen from Nanjing Agriculture University, Xie Ming from Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Cao Beisheng from Yangzhou University and Yao Quanhong from Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, etc. Scientists and technicians in related research fields from the Institute of Horticulture, Institute of Vegetable Crops attended the meeting. Professor Zhang Zhen, director of the technical committee chaired the meeting. Jing Mao, director of the Science and Technology Department of Jiangsu Province, Vice President Chang Youhong and Scientific Research Division Director Fan Yongjian also participated.
The meeting aimed at making evaluations of the projects undertaken in accordance with the overall executive plan. Yan Zhimei, representative of the laboratory, made a work report about the progress in various aspects. Experts inspected the hardware construction and research tasks and put forward some suggestions. Vice President Chang Youhong spoke highly of the achievements of the laboratory and hoped that the laboratory could fulfill all the planned projects on time.
After the meeting, the attendants visited the laboratory and gave positive feedbacks.