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Dr. Donglin Zhang, hired as guest Professor by CPRC

On April 1, 2015, an appointment ceremony was held in CPRC of engaging Dr. Donglin Zhang, Prof. of University of Georgia, as a guest professor of CPRC. Fangdong Li, the Director of CPRC issued letters of appointment to Dr. Zhang. After that, he exchanged his scientific experiences with CPRC researchers. The associate director, Hongyan Du and the director assistant, Tana Wuyun had also attended the ceremony and academic exchanges.
Prof. Zhang is now working at the University of Georgia, USA. He is an international famous breeding expert of woody ornamental horticulture. He is also the convenor of the International Society for Horticultural Science Symposium, and chairman of working group of USA Horticultural Society.
Prof. Zhang had been invited to CPRC to supervise forest tree breeding research work for many times. The official hire of Prof. Zhang is among the strategies of CPRC for staff training, and for conducting innovation research on non-timber forest and woody ornamental horticulture as well as promoting scientific innovation and talent team construction of the Center.
Director Li of CPRC highly appreciated the acceptance by Dr. Zhang. He encouraged CPRC researchers to strengthen communications and cooperations with foreign experts and to learn advanced research ideas and methodologies from them. Prof. Zhang expressed his enthusiasm to strengthen scientific exchange and cooperation with CPRC and to make his contributions to CPRC for latent team construction and scientific innovations.