Chinese bio-scientists will gather from August 16 to 20 in Beijing to discuss the impact the fast developing bio-technology field will have on the nation and the whole world.
Chen Zhu, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and vice-chairman of the symposium, said yesterday that between 1,500 and 2,000 Chinese scientists are expected to attend.
Many of those scientists have made significant accomplishments in the field.
The symposium is themed "Science for a better life."
Nobel laureates, academicians from the CAS and the US National Academy of Sciences, and 150 invited scientists from the international community on the cutting edge of biological, medical and bio-technological research will make presentations.
Up to five plenary sessions, 30 workshops and 500 presentations from scientists worldwide are planned.
(China Daily July 19, 2002)