Annual Seminar of Sino-Germany Geoscientific Program held in Europe

Updatetime: 2010-06-27

The annual seminar of the Sino-Germany Geoscientific Program (The Cambrian Bioradiation Event) and joint palaeontology summer school (Palaeozoic bio-and ecosphere evolution of eastern Peri-Gondwanna Field course in Saxony and Bohemia) have been held on June 9 to June 22 in Germany and Czech Republic. Prof. Zhu Maoyan (the project leader of the Chinese side), Prof. Zhang Junming, Prof. Li Guoxiang, Dr. Zhao Fangchen and several students from Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (NIGPAS) attended the Seminar.

The seminar and summer school were organized by FreieUniversit?t Berlin. 23 chinese scientists and post graduate students from Nanjing University, North West University, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources and NIGPAS joined 13 foreign collegues from FreieUniversit?t Berlin, University of Bristol and Charles University in Prage in this academic exchange event. 16 oral presentations were made in the seminar. Among the lecturers, 4 are post graduate students from china.

Along with the indoor discussions, a joint palaeontology summer school sponsored by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austasch Dienst) was held in Saxony of Germany and Bohemia of Czech Republic. Under the help of Prof. OldrichFatka from Charles University in Prage and Dr. Michael Steiner, Prof. Bernd Weber and Prof. Christoph Heubeck from Freie Universit?t Berlin, the participants investigated the strata and fossil fauna of late Precambrian to Devonian in central Europe.