In response to the call of the State for the development strategy of breed resources and to strengthen the preservation, studies and utilization of breed resources and enhance the capacity in the development and application of the technologies of biological breeding and reproduction, the International Forum on Animal Genetics and Breeding/Reproductive Technology, which is hosted by IMU in coordination with the Association for Science and Technology of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Inner Mongolia SK-Xing Animal Breeding Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd. and Inner Mongolia Bioengineering Society and organized by the State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Regulation and Breeding of Grassland Livestock of IMU, the Disciplinary Innovation Base of Stem Cells and Animal Genetics of IMU and Inner Mongolia SK-Xing Institute, is held successfully at IMU on October 11.
Zhao Ji, chairman of the Association for Science & Technology of the autonomous region, Chen Guoqing, vice secretary of the CPC Party Committee and president of IMU, Lu Zhanyuan, director of the Academy of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry Science of the autonomous region, leaders of the Department of Science & Technology of the autonomous region, the Department of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry Science and relevant organizations of Hohhot are present at the forum. About 200 people including such renowned scholars as Zhang Yong, professor of Northwest A & F University and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Jin Yining, professor of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Zhang Yuan, professor of China Agricultural University and director-general of the Livestock & Poultry Industrial & Technology Alliance of the Ministry of Science & Technology as well as researchers and students from universities, scientific research institutes and enterprises from both inside and outside of the autonomous region are present at the forum.
Zhao Ji, chairman of the Association for Science & Technology of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, speaking at the forum
Chen Guoqing, vice secretary of the CPC Party Committee and president of IMU, speaking t the forum
Zhao Ji, chairman of the Association for Science & Technology of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chen Guoqing, vice secretary of the CPC Party Committee and president of IMU, Bao Junjie, general manager of SK-Xing Group Co. and Li Dong, vice secretary-general of the Dairy Association of China speak at the forum. Prof. Zhang Yuan from China Agricultural University, Prof. Zhao Shuhong from Huazhong Agricultural University, Prof. Liu Pengtao from the University of Hong Kong and Prof. Li Xihe from IMU and SK-Xing Institute give reports at the forum centering on the theme of the forum. 18 renowned experts from China National Poultry and Livestock Resources Center, China Agricultural University, Northwest A & F University, the Institute of Animal Husbandry of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, South China Agricultural University, Inner Mongolia University, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Guangxi University and Ningxia University share with the attendees a host of research reports concerning academic hot spots and difficult questions in the fields of the preservation and utilization of animal genetic resources, new technologies in breeding and reproduction and biological breeding of stem cells and hold interactive exchanges at the forum.
Prof. Zhang Yuan from China Agricultural University giving report at the forum
Prof. Liu Pengtao from the University of Hong Kong giving report at the forum
Prof. Zhao Shuhong from Huazhong Agricultural University giving report at the forum
Prof. Li Xihe from IMU/SK-Xing Institute giving report at the forum
The successful convening of the high-level international forum of life sciences and biological technologies plays an essential role for IMU in implementing President Xi Jinping’s import instruction of “making technical breakthrough in the bottleneck of breed resources and be determined for an upswing in breeding industry” and the objective of “strengthening the preservation and utilization of breed resources and ensure the safety of breed resources” proposed in the Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and Vision 2035. In addition, the forum facilitates academic exchanges between IMU and universities, scientific research institutes and enterprises both at home and abroad, broadens scientific visions of young scientific researchers and postgraduates, enlivens the academic atmosphere, and is of great significance in upgrading IMU’s scientific innovation capacity, contributing to the strategy of the State to rejuvenate dairy industry and that of the autonomous region to revitalize Inner Mongolia through science and technology, accelerating the transformation and upgrading of animal husbandry and the high-quality development of animal husbandry of the State and the autonomous region.