The annual food and health symposium successfully held in SDC

  • SDC
  • Published: 2019-11-27
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From November 20 to 21, 2019, Sino-Danish Center held the food and health symposium.

Zhao Hong, Dean of Sino-Danish College, delivered a welcome speech, welcoming all professors and researchers from various research institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Danish Universities to take the time to attend the first food and health symposium, and gave an on-site guest introduction. This seminar aims to promote the establishment of food and health subject, further develop and strengthen the cooperation and exchange between members in the field of food and health, discuss the establishment of master's and doctor's courses, and focus on the research direction of doctoral students.

Dean Zhao speaking

33 professors and scholars participated in the symposium, 17 professors and 11 research institutes under the Chinese Academy of Sciences participated in the seminar, including research center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences; China national center for food safety risk assessment; Nanjing Institute of Soil science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc. In Denmark, 16 professors and scholars from Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, and Aalborg University attended the seminar.

Principal Coordinator (PC) Derek Byrne is a professor in the food science department of the Aarhus University, Barbara V Anderson is a postdoctoral researcher in food science department of Aarhus University. Barbara assisted Derek to host this seminar. Derek and Barbara respectively introduced and reported the overall framework, course modules, student skills, admission conditions of the food and health program.

Derek speaking


Each of our colleagues attended the meeting and give brief introduction to the SDC’s admission requirement, course system, teaching facilities, papers, Thesis and defense, etc. On the afternoon of the 20th, the Chinese and Danish Professors discussed and worked out the appropriate teaching plan for the master's and doctor's courses.

On November 21, Mr. Jiang Guibin, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Academician of the World Academy of Sciences, delivered a speech in the morning. He came from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He detailed the preliminary preparation of the food and health project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the objectives of the project to the present guests. Later, Academician Jiang went on to elaborate the process of discipline establishment, from the meeting between the Permanent Secretary of the Danish Ministry of education and Academician Ding Zhongli of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014, both sides initially agreed to add the food and health project to the SDC program.

From 2014 to 2019, they have passed several project approval of the professional committee, and then get the successful establishment of the food and health project today. Academician Jiang supported a lot and promotes the smooth progress of the food and health project for SDC.

Academician Jiang Guibin

Derek Byrne then shared food and health research space topics from a Danish perspective. Wu Yongning, Academician of the International Academy of Food Science and TechnologyIAFoST, analyzed the past, present and future of China's food safety control system from the perspective of China, talked about the implementation regulations of the food safety law of the People's Republic of China, mentioned the adulterated chemical ingredients in food, and the necessity of establishing the food and safety specialty, which is of great practical significance.

Academician Wu Yongning

Professors and researchers introduced the research institute and research direction.In the afternoon, the doctoral students of SDC presented their research subjects to the professors and scholars and took photos together.

Professors and researchers presentations

Finally, Derek Byrne summed up his speech. He thanked all the professors and researchers for attending this seminar, and looked forward to the smooth progress of this project.

Group photos



Editor: GAO Yuan