ACJRC Annual Meeting April 2019

The Australia-China Joint Research Centre Annual Meeting and R&D Lab Launch in Yancheng in April 2019

The Annual Meeting of the ACJRC in 2019 was hosted by the Yancheng Research And Development Centre for Soil Pollution Prevention and Remediation on the 14 to 17 April 2019 in Yancheng with 89 participants from China’s local, provincial and national government agencies, industry and academia.

The Annual Meeting of the ACJRC in 2019 was hosted by the Yancheng Research And Development Centre for Soil Pollution Prevention and Remediation on the 14 to 17 April 2019 in Yancheng with 89 participants from China’s local, provincial and national government agencies, industry and academia.

Director-General Yang Xiongnian from the Ministry of Agriculture and Counsellor of Science and Technology for Australia in China, Ms Joanna Bunting, were amongst the distinguished guests who opened the joint meeting and launched the Yancheng Soil Test Laboratory. Also present at the event was Prof Robin Batterham, who has a distinguished career, as Australian Chief Scientist from 1999 to 2005 and a respected scientist with multiple awards, amongst them Fellow of Australian Academy of Science, Fellow of Australian Academy Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Talks on the first day was specifically developed for a broad audience and presented by noted academicians and key research leaders in China and Australia, including Prof Zhang Fusuo, Prof Zhu Zhaoliang, Prof Zhao Fangjie, Prof Shen Qirong, Prof Wu Jinshui, Prof Xu Minggang, Prof Tony O’Donnell, Prof Deli Chen, and Prof Jim He.

The Centre’s partners present included University of Melbourne, University of Western Australia, CSIRO, China Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Agricultural University, and Nanjing Agricultural University.