IHB Researcher Participates in 2014 New Zealand-China Scientist Exchange Programme
Group welcoming visiting Chinese researchers taking part in the New Zealand China Scientist Exchange Programme June 2014
On June 4, the 10-member delegation arrived in New Zealand and first visited the Royal Society of New Zealand. Dr. Seishi Gomibuchi, coordinator of the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, introduced the S&T policies and major innovative systems of New Zealand. Based on the facts of the country, the government of New Zealand established the Centres of Researsch Excellence (CoREs) which aims to maximize the value of research and research training by sharing knowledge among disciplines and fostering a culture of international excellence. Seven institutes comprise the Associate of Centres of Researsch Excellence (aCoREs).
At the presentation session, Prof. Qiu introduced IHB and his research group and research interests for the public. On June 6, Prof. Qiu visited Prof. Bernd H. A. Rehm’s lab at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences of Massey University. They discussed the possible collaboration between both parties in the fields of mutual interest. Prof. Bernd Rehm is a principal investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute which is one of the seven aCoREs. During his visit, Prof. Qiu also met with Dr. Chris Tanner who leads National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)’s Water Quantity and Quality research programme, and interacted with him on issues regarding future cooperation.
In February 2009 the New Zealand Ministry of
Prof. QIU Dongru visited Prof. Bernd H. A. Rehm’s lab at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences of Massey University.