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LEAD EXPERT VISITS STF 1 FELLOW IN HARBIN

11/10/2010
12/10/2010
Asia/Shanghai

Mr. Clemens Smolders, the lead expert of the STF Programme, visited STF1 Fellow Denitsa Domozetova at the Biotechnology Research institute in Harbin on 11 and 12 October. The Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) is a scientific research unit which is composed of the Key Laboratory of Crop and Livestock Molecular Breeding of Heilongjiang, Gene Engineering Department, Cell Engineering Department, Biomass Energy Department, Rice Molecular Breeding Department, Maize and the Wheat Molecular Breeding Department and the Biosafety Department.

 

Denitsa’s area of research concerns raspberries. She is looking into genetic resources and the breeding of raspberries. The members of the institute gave a presentation of the main areas of research, and the importance of the institute in optimizing yields in main crop areas, such as soybeans, rice, maize and wheat.  

 

Mrs Zhang Jumei (Director of The cooperation center to Russia), Clemens Smolders, Denitsa Domozetova and Mrs Liu Wenping (Cell Engineering Department)

 

Dr. Li Zhugang and Clemens Smolders

The next day they visited the experimental field on the outskirts of Harbin. It was interesting to see the raspberries in the field, even though the season was almost at an end. Mr. Smolders would like to thank Denitsa and the members of the institute for their hospitality. 

  Denitsa and lots of raspberries

 

Denitsa Domozetova, Clemens Smolders, Mrs Zhang Jumei and Prof. Dimitrov Tsvetkov, flanked by two members of the institute.