On the morning of January 6th, the launch meeting of “The evolutionary pathogenic mechanism of pathogenic bacteria of major diseases in plantation forests and the selection of genetic materials for disease-resistant trees” project as a part of the inter-governmental international scientific and technological innovation cooperation special project of the national key research and development program undertaken by the China Eucalypt Research Centre was successfully held. Center Director Xie Yaojian, Deputy Director Zhang Guowu, Deputy Director Chen Shaoxiong and relevant personnel attended the meeting.
Project leader Xie Yaojian introduced the background information and application process of the project, and called on scientific researchers and various departments to work together to ensure the smooth implementation of the project and achievement of outstanding results.
The Ministry of Science and Technology has funded two projects of “China and South Africa Joint Research Key Projects”, which are the forestry and mining sectors. In 2018, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Department of Science and Innovation of South Africa signed the “Memorandum of Understanding on the Joint Establishment of China-South Africa Forestry Joint Research Center”. The China Eucalypt Research Centre is the Chinese supporting institution of the China-South Africa Forestry Joint Research Center. The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria is foreign cooperating institute. Through the implementation of this project, the two parties will jointly carry out research on the mechanism of major diseases in plantations and the screening of genetic materials for disease-resistant trees, jointly train graduate students, and jointly publish scientific research results. The implementation of this project will effectively promote the establishment and development of the China-South Africa Forestry Joint Research Center, and further promote the development of forestry technology cooperation between the China Eucalypt Research Centre and South African scientific research institutions. (Liu Qianli/ China Eucalypt Research Centre)