In order to continue and strengthen the cooperation on scientific research between China and Thailand, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) will jointly organize the Fourth Workshop on Science and Technology Cooperation-Biodiversity: secure our future during 21-23 November 2016 in Xishuangbanna China. The purpose of the Workshop are to provide a platform for strengthening the existing collaboration, to share the knowledge, experiences and practices on the research and development in the areas of biodiversity conservation and bio-resources sustainable use, and to brainstorm the cooperation mechanisms for enhancing the new cooperative research projects.
The workshop is one of the series with aim to promote scientific exchange and cooperation between Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand and Thailand Research Fund. The first workshop was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2006; the second was held in Chengdu, China in 2007; the third was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2015. The previous workshops have provided unique platform for scientists from both countries to share their experiences and information. A couple of cooperative programs have been initiated.
The Scientific and Organizing Committee is warmly inviting you to participate in the fourth Workshop on Science and Technology- Biodiversity: secure our future, and also encourage you to forward our invitation to other people who may be interested.
1. Time and location
21-24 November, 2016 at the conference hall of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Science
2. Theme and Sessions
General theme: Biodiversity: secure our future
Session 1: Biodiversity monitoring and documentation
Session 2: Agro-biodiversity and environmental friendly agriculture
Session 3: Utilization of Bioactive Compounds from Biodiversity
Session 4: Biodiversity Conservation at Anthropocene era
a. Keynote Speakers
Two distinguished scientist will be invited as keynote speakers under the general theme: Biodiversity: secure our future.
b. Plenary Speakers
For each of the above four sections, two distinguished scientists will be invited to give the plenary presentation. The speakers will be determined as soon as it can.
c. Oral Sessions
For each of the session, the workshop invites free submission. Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee from both China and Thailand. Progress reports resulting from joint research by scientists from Thailand and China are strongly encouraged.
d. Poster session
For this session, the workshop invites free submission. All the posters should be designed and printed by the author. The size should be: 1189mm*841mm.
All the participants should register online (http://wstc2016.csp.escience.cn/) before August 31 2016.
Registration fee is 800 RMB.
It covers conference materials, reception, banquet, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, local transportation. All payments for registration fees can be made on arrival at the registration desk and have to be made in cash.
5. Abstracts & Presentations
Abstracts: Abstracts should be prepared in English with a maximum of 300 words. Abstracts must not contain table, picture or diagrams. Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling grammar. All abstracts should be submitted online (http://wstc2016.csp.escience.cn/) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before September 30, 2016.
Presentations: Keynote presentation will be 40 minutes, including Q&A time. Plenary presentation will be 30 minutes, including Q&A time. Oral presentation will be 15 minutes, including Q&A time. PowerPoint presentations are recommended. If you are unsure of software compatibility, please also make a PDF version as back-up.
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
The Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
Organized by: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), CAS and Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute (CAS-SEABRI)
Co-organized by: Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), CAS and Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), CAS
8. Academic Committee
Chairman: Prof. Zhang Ya-Ping
Members: Chen Jin, Richard Corlett, Li De-Zhu, Sun Hang, Lai Ren, Ma Ke-Ping,
9. Organizing Committee
Chairman: Chen Jin (XTBG)
Members: Quan Rui-Chang (XTBG), Chen Ji-Yue (XTBG), Wang Si-di(XTBG), Alice Hughes (XTBG),Tian Ning (KIB), Liu Chun-Yu (KIZ),Voravee Hoven (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)