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An academic visit to JAAS by Prof. George P. Kotch from International Rice Research Institute(IRRI)

<p>An academic visit to JAAS by Prof. George P. Kotch from International Rice Research Institute(IRRI)</p>

Prof. George P. Kotch, head of Plant Breeding Division of International Rice Research Institute, together with Dr. Meng Lijun of Institute of Genomics of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, made an academic visit to JAAS on Sep. 22, 2017. Deputy Director Wang Ran of Department of International Cooperation chaired the reception, which was also joined by scientists of the Institute of Food Crops and Institute of Plant Protection. Both sides had in-depth discussions on cooperation between JAAS and IRRI.

Prof. George P. Kotch detailed the 10-year development strategy of IRRI and international cooperation prospects. Profs. Yang Jie and Zhou Tong talked about JAAS’s research achievements in rice and diseases control and expressed their cooperation intents. Prof. Zhou Tong also introduced the progress of the cooperative research project between JAAS and IRRI "RBSDV Resistance Identification Test of IRRI Rice Varieties".

On the afternoon, Prof. George P. Kotch gave an academic talk on “IRRI Rice Breeding Platform Review”, with a full picture of IRRI plant breeding concepts and rice breeding techniques. During the visit, he also had a guided tour to the experiment fields and labs of the Institute of Food Crops and Institute of Plant Protection.