Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge of Kansas State University visited JAAS from March 20 to 22, 2014. Vice President Lu Xiaoxi received him and appointed him as JAAS specially-appointed professor. Both sides reached many agreements on joint recruitment of post-doctors and exchange of scientists, etc..
Dr. Hardwidge was invited to give a lecture on "Reverse Vaccinology of Enterotoxigenic E. coli", in which he elaborated his latest research progress. He also had an in-depth discussion with JAAS scientists in the development of bacterial vaccine.
During this visit, both sides also discussed on the National 948 Program (Plan on the introduction of advanced international agricultural science and technology) and the requirements for the joint recruitment of post-doctors.