In November 12-13, Dr. Pierre Boudry and Charlotte Corporeau from Ifremer (French Research Institute for the Exploration of the Sea), France, visited South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO) upon invitation of Professor Ziniu Yu of Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Laboratory for Sustainable Utilization of Marine Biological Resources (LMB).
Dr. Boudry is an esteemed expert in oyster and shellfish genetic research areas in France, mainly engaging in genetics, breeding and genomics studies for oysters as well as other mollusks; while Dr. Corporeau major focuses her research topics on oyster proteomics, with particular on exploring the molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological changes on oysters using proteomics tools.
A symposium was hold in November 12 chaired by Prof. Yu, attracting over 30 researchers and graduate students from LMB and other institutions to attend. Two lectures entitled “Integrative fish and shellfish physiology: from genomics to aquacultured ecosystems...and back!" and "Introducing the proteomics in oyster" were respectively given by the two visitors, followed with two reports from Prof. Yu entitled “Transcriptomic analysis of Hong Kong oyster, C. hongkongensis, reveals molecular mechanisms of euryhaline adaptability” and “Interspecific hybridization and backcross between C. hongkongensis and C. gigas”.
The visit was financially supported by the Embassy of France in China, a fund aims to promote and deepen the established academic exchanges and cooperation among researchers from China and France. This is the third times for Dr. Boudry and first for Dr. Corporeau visiting the SCSIO and the Yu Lab. Both sides agreed to further their cooperation in the future, and detail arrangements were discussed in this visit.