From April 9 to April 11, the 3rdSino-GermanBilateral Symposium onSinglet Molecular Oxygen and Photodynamic Effects, funded by the Sino-German Center of the National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC)and co-hosted by FNU and Humboldt-Universit?t zu Berlin(HUB), was held in Fuzhou. Twelve German expertsfrom German universitiesandresearch institutions, such as HUB, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit?t, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald,Tier?rztliche Hochschule Hannover, Fraunhofer ISE, Charité,twenty-five Chinese experts from Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University,Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen University, Dalian University of Technology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,South China Normal University, Shenzhen University, Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Shanghai Dermatology Hospital, Mengchao Hepatobiliary Hospitalof Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou University and FNU, andtwo third-party experts from University of Torontoin Canadaand Saint Paul Universityin Brazil, attended the symposium.Karin Zach, German director of the Sino-German Center, Baiyu Zhang, the executive deputy directorof the Sino-German Center, Lin Bode, the deputy director-general of Fujian Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Chen Qian, head of the Foundation Office of Fujian Provincial Department of Science and Technology, FNU President Wang Changping, and headsof the Department of Science and technology and the Collegeof Photonic and Electronic Engineeringof FNU, attended the opening ceremony. The symposiumalsoattracted more than seventyteachers and students fromdomestic and foreign universities and researchinstitutions at their own expenses.
At the opening ceremony, on behalf of FNU, President Wang Changpingdelivereda speech to extend a warm welcome tothe experts present and thanked the Sino-German Centerand Fujian Provincial Department of Science and Technologyfor theirlong-time concern and guidance. He expressed the hope that the academic workshops willfurther strengthen the academic cooperation and exchangesbetween FNU and Germanyas well asother domestic and foreign universities and research institutions to promotethe high-quality development of the school undertakings. Lin Bode, on behalf of Fujian Provincial Department of Science and Technology, thankedtheSino-German Center for supportingscience and technology in Fujian Province and briefly introduced the achievementsmade thanks toscientificand technologicalinnovation-driven development in Fujian. He hoped that FNU will establish broader and closer partnerships withother domestic and foreign universities, research institutions as well as the science and technology workers. Karin Zach expressed his congratulationsthat the symposiumwas successfullyheldandon behalf of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), he introduced the latest funding policiesof DFG. Beate R?der,German chairman of the symposiumand professor of the Institute of Physics of HUB, madea speech atthe opening ceremony. The opening ceremonywas chairedby Li Buhong, Chinese chairman of the symposiumand professor of the Collegeof Photonic and Electronic Engineeringof FNU.
At the symposium, Baiyu Zhang gave a detailed introduction to the representatives aboutthe history of the Sino-GermanCenter, the categoriesof project funding and the funding application. Forty-one expertspresentmade academicreports, which centred aroundthe following six themes: the generation mechanism and the detectingtechnology of photo-sensitized singlet molecular oxygen, thesinglet-molecular-oxygen-mediated photodynamic effects, the photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms, a newtype of photosensitizer and its targeted transmission, the optical detection of photodynamic therapy dose, the clinic photodynamic therapy and its latest developments. During the symposium, the representatives visited the Archive of FNUHistory.
It was reportedthat the 3rdSino-GermanBilateral Symposiumwas jointly appliedby Professor Beate R?derand Prof. Li Buhongto the Sino-GermanCenter for the thirdtime, and got approved. The symposiumsummarizedthe latest research achievementsmadeby China and Germanyin the field of singlet molecular oxygen and photodynamic effects and provided a high-level academic exchangeplatform for continuing to enhance the Sino-German cooperative researches.
(Translated byYe Zhi, Reviewed by Xie Xiujuan)