|The research building for the innovation platform of frontier science of molecular plant and stress biology completed structural roof-sealing|
On 18 December, the CAS research building for the innovation platform of frontier science of molecular plant and stress biology that was constructed by Hongyang construction engineering group has completed structural roof-sealing successfully. Prof. Jian-Kang Zhu, the scientific director of the CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences (CEMPS) and the director of the Shanghai center for Plant Stress Biology (PSC), Jinhua Guo, the deputy secretary of the Party Committee (hosting duties) and the deputy director of CEMPS, Zhaohui Kong, the deputy secretary of the Party Committee and the secretary of commission for discipline inspection, and other administrators attendeded the ceremony for structural roof-sealing.
Songfu Gong, the director of the general management addressed a speech on behalf of the project department. In the past year, the project department kept a close watch on key construction elements and overcame many difficulties, including the construction duration caused by the COVID-19 and the production of PC prefabricated units and etc. Through reasonable arrangements, the project finally achieved the scheduled goal on time. Jinhua Guo retrospected and appeciated all the work that have been done since the initiation of the project. He also requested the whole staff of the project department to put great enthusiasm into the work and to accomplish the construction mission safely, punctually, and with high-quality.
The area of the innovation platform, including a main research building, glasshouses and supporting houses, is 20,000 square meters in total. We believe, with the hard work of all PSC researchers and the advantages of the platform, Prof.Jian-Kang Zhu will lead PSC to be a frist-class research innovation platform in the fields of plant biology and biotechnology.