On May 24th, the signing ceremony of plant gene editing technology industrial base project was held in Ji'nan. Before signing the contract, Wang Zhonglin,the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of Ji'nan municipal Party Committee,Sun Shutao,Deputy Secretary of Ji'nan municipal Party Committee, the acting mayor of Ji’nan, met Zhu Jiankang, director of the Shanghai Institute of plant adversity biology research center. Tang Bo,President of SDNU, Duan Peiyong, Vice President of SDNU attended the ceremony and witnessed the signing ceremony.
As an important partner of Zhu Jiankang’s team, SDNU jointly established plant gene editing Research Institute with Zhu’s team, according to the agreement,both sides will jointly train 40 graduate students each year to cultivate professional technical talents for the industrialization of gene editing technology. Zhu Jiankang said that he would take the Research Institute as a platform to actively implement the driving strategy of national science and technology innovation ,to integrate the superior resources of the two sides,to carry out the joint training of graduate students, discipline construction and scientific research cooperation.