Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center,Chinese Academy of Sciences
On August 29th, 2005, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government signed an agreement to jointly establish the Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai (CBGS). In the spirit of full cooperation, complementary, results-oriented, resource sharing, and common development, the two sides have closely cooperated and coordinated, playing their respective advantages, to form an organic whole CBGS, since its establishment, has planned to establish the Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CSPSRC, CAS), in order to supply scientific and technological support for improvement of Shanghai Urban Greening Industry standards and development of CBGS.
On November 4th, 2009, CAS issued the‘Notification on establishment of Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences’ [File (2009) 223], which officially made the CSPSRC a branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences supervised directly by Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences(SIBS), CAS. The director of CSPSRC is Dr. CHEN Xiaoya (the present president of Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS and academician of CAS), and the vice-directors in Center are Dr. HU Yonghong and Dr. MA Jinshuang.
As a young research institution, CSPSRC has basically completed its initial stage of development. Since the establishment in 2005, more than 20 research projects have been implemented. In 2010, there are 11 new scientific projects being carried out on plant conservation and systematics etc., With the development of the future perspectives, CSPSRC focused its research goals on: Ⅰ). Plant Secondary metabolism and Biotechnology; Ⅱ). Gardening Introduction & Domestication and Conservation on Natural Resource; Ⅲ). Biodiversity, including Plant Taxonomy, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Invasion Biology.
Up to now, the CSPSRC has recruited with 35 research staffs, including 4 Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 3 senior engineers of horticulture, 16 research assistants, 3 Post-Doctors and 10 engineers for the Support system management personnel. There are 8 research groups have been established until October 2011, as well as Herbarium and Library, to meet the strategic demands of CBGS.
Administrations of the Research Center