Dr. John Manners, Deputy Chief of Plant Industry, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), together with his 2 colleagues, Drs. Lynne McIntyre and LIU Chunji, paid an academic visit to ZAAS on May 6, 2012. President of ZAAS, Dr. CHEN Jianping, Deputy Director of ZAAS Academic Committee Dr. TAO Yuezhi, and scientists and students from ZAAS attended the meeting.
Dr. John Manners gave a brief introduction to CSIRO before he presented his research on cereal pathogen genomics and plant resistance mechanism. Dr. LIU Chunji made a presentation on genetic and genomic analysis on wheat scab. The 3 scientists also exchanged ideas and opinions with the participants on topics of mutual interest.