CFSA Scientists Received by Irish President

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Chinese Academy of Science and Science Foundation Ireland hosted a scientific cooperation seminar on December 9th, 2014 when Irish President Mr. Michael Higgins was visiting China. The seminar reviewed and showed collaboration outcomes between Chinese and Irish scientists in various areas.

At the seminar, Mr. Higgins met with scientist representatives and CFSA Laboratory of Microbiology director Mrs. Fengqin Li. He also visited the poster exhibition of the collaborative research project between CFSA and University College of Dublin.

In recent year, CFSA and University College of Dublin have deepened mutual cooperation, frequenting academic cooperation and personnel exchange. University College of Dublin professor and the former European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) executive director Mr. Parikh Ward was hired as a member of CFSA international advisory commitee in 2012. Since then, Mr. Ward has come to CFSA annually to give guidance. Other cooperation includes Dr. Fengqin Li’s visit to University College of Dublin as a visiting scholar in February 2014 and the holding of the “molecular microbiology technology applied in food microorganism detection” seminar in Beijing in October 2014. CFSA and University College of Dublin are planning to have further cooperation in staff competency building, reciprocal expert visits and scientific research projects.