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21-24 November, 2016: The Fourth Workshop on Science and Technology Cooperation
Author: Zhang Wei
Update time: 2016-07-25
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The Fourth Workshop on Science and Technology Cooperation  

   Biodiversity: secure our future  

      21-24 November, 2016 Xishuangbanna, China  


  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 Forth Workshop on Science and Technology Cooperation -Biodiversity: secure our future during 21-24 November 2016 in Xishuangbanna China. The purpose of the Workshop is 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 workshops with aim to promote scientific exchange and cooperation between China and Thailand. The first workshop was held in Chengdu, China on September, 2008, and, the second and the third workshops were held in November, 2009 and August, 2015 in Thailand respectively. 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 with the facilitating by the workshop.  

  The Scientific and Organizing Committees are 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 Sciences  


  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  


  3. Contents  

   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.   


  4. Language  

  The working language during the workshop will be ENGLISH  


  5. Important dates  

  Registration online due: August 31, 2016  

  Abstract submission online due: September 30, 2016  

  Poster title submission due: September 30, 2016  

  Opening ceremony: November 22, 2016  


  6. Program   




21 November 2016  

15:00-21:00 pm  




Waterlily Hotel  

18:30 pm  

Welcome banquet  

Waterlily Hotel  

22 November 2016  





Waterlily Hotel  


Move to the Conference Hall  



Opening Ceremony  

Conference Hall  

8:50- 9:30  

Keynote lecture 1  

Conference Hall  


Group Photo& Coffee Break  



Keynote lecture 2  

Conference Hall  

10:40- 11:10  

Plenary Lecture1  

Conference Hall  

11:10- 11:40  

Plenary Lecture 2  

Conference Hall  


Plenary Lecture 3  

Conference Hall  



Staff Canteen  


Garden Tour  



Plenary Lecture 4  

Conference Hall  

15:10- 16:40  

Plenary Lecture 5  

Conference Hall  

16: 40- 17:00  

Coffee Break  


17:00- 17:30  

Plenary Lecture 6  

Conference Hall  

17:30- 18:00  

Plenary Lecture 7  

Conference Hall  

18:00- 18:30  

Plenary Lecture 8  

Conference Hall  



Waterlily Hotel  

23 November 2016  



7:00- 8:10  


Waterlily Hotel  


Move to the Conference Hall  



Oral Session 1-4  

Conference Hall  


Oral Session 5-8  

Conference Hall  


Coffee break  



Oral Sessions 9-12  

Conference Hall  

12:00- 13:00  


Staff Canteen  

13:00- 14:00  

Poster Session   


14:00- 15:00  

Oral Sessions 13-16  

Conference Hall  


Closing ceremony  

Conference hall  

15:30- 17:30  

Round table Discussion  

Meeting room 2  



Waterlily Hotel  

24 November 2016  

Post Conference  





8:30- 11:30  

XTBG Limestone Forest Tour  




  7. Registration  

  All the participants should register online (http://wstc2016.csp.escience.cn/)   or fill the registration form (Attachment) and send to wstc@xtbg.org.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.  


  8. 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 (wstc@xtbg.org.cn) 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.  

  9. Accommodation and Travel  

  All participants will be accommodated into Royal Waterlily Hotel within XTBG. We offer the following type of rooms:  

Room type  

Price (yuan)  

Double Room (type 1)  


Double Room (Type 2)  


Standard Room (type 1)  


Standard Room (type 2)  




  We will try to assign you a room as your preference, please understand we cannot ensure you will get the room you want, because of the limits of each type amounts.   

  Participants are responsible for their own accommodation cost. Please make payment at the Hotel Reception.   

  XTBG is approximately 60 km (1 hr) from Jinghong International Airport (JHG). The conference organizers will arrange airport transfers, and a daily shuttle service from hotels to the conference venue.  


  10. Hosts  

  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  


  11. Academic Committee  

  Chairman: Prof. Zhang Ya-Ping  

  Members: Chen Jin,  Li De-Zhu, Sun Hang, Lai Ren, Ma Ke-Ping,   


  12. Organizing Committee  

  Chairman: Chen Jin (XTBG)  

  Members: Quan Rui-Chang (XTBG), Chen Ji-Yue (XTBG), Zhang Wei (XTBG), Alice Hughes (XTBG), Liu Chun-Yu (KIZ), Voravee Hoven (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)  



  Ms. Zhang Wei  

  Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

  Tel: +86-691-8715460  

  Fax: +86-691-8715070  

  Email: wstc@xtbg.org.cn   

  Website: http://wstc2016.csp.escience.cn/   

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