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KEW Scientist Dr. Hugh W Pritchard Visits BIG
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Dr.Hugh W Pritchard , head of research, Seed Conservation DepartmentThe Royal Botanic GardensKEW , visited Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG) on Nov. 11, 2013. A symposium hosted by YAN Jiangwei, the director of Science & Technology department of BIG was held in the conference room. 


During the meeting, ZHAI Weibo , the director of foreign affairs , introduced BIG briefly. And Dr. Hugh W Pritchard expressed his strong interests in studies of plant genomics in BIG. The two sides both want to deepen their cooperation and promote mutual development.  


Dr. Hugh W Pritchard is the head of research group comprising eight staff, who have published over 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, refereed for over 50 journals and supervised over 30 post-graduate students since 2006. His research focuses on global syntheses of seed quality traits, ecological correlates of tree seed storability, biochemical and biophysical mechanisms of seed viability loss, seed cryobiology and threshold models for germination in relation to climate change.  



At the symposium(Image by WANG Dongdong)



Group photo(Image by ZHAI Weibo)