HBU President Kang Le, a Member of CAS, Was Re-elected as the Vice President of IUBS

From March 9th to 13th, the 34th General Assembly of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) was held in Tokyo, Japan. Kang Le, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the president of HBU, was successfully re-elected as the vice president of IUBS for 2023-2026 at the Assembly.

The delegation of Chinese scientists attended the Assembly led by Kang Le, president of the Chinese National Committee for the International Union of Biological Sciences (CCIUBS). Xue Yongbiao, a researcher at the Beijing Institute of Genomics of the CAS; Zhang Zhibin, a researcher at the Institute of Zoology of the CAS; Bao Yiming, a researcher at the Beijing Institute of Genomics of the CAS (China National Center for Bioinformation); and several members of the research team on the animal epidemic of the International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS) of IUBS are among the delegation members.

At the assembly, relevant work, activities, and projects of the 33rd IUBS, as well as the progress of various IUBS projects, were reported, and sub-forums focusing on zoonotic diseases and sustainable development were held. Bao Yiming and Zhang Zhibin presented the research programs of the International Biodiversity and Health Big Data Project and the Animal Disease Research Project, respectively, and received follow-up support for the projects.

The attending scholars expressed that Kang Le’s re-election as the vice president of IUBS has further boosted everyone's confidence in cooperative development and greater openness. This is beneficial for enhancing the influence of Chinese scientists in the field of international biological science and technology organizations. Besides, it is advantageous for Chinese scientists to further contribute to international sci-tech organizations, science education programs, sci-tech exchanges and cooperation, talent development in the field of biological science, and significantly participate in and improve global governance in relevant fields.

IUBS is a non-governmental and non-profit academic organization under the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), established in 1919. It has been committed to promoting bioscience research, organizing and coordinating international cooperation, communicating science, holding international academic conferences, publishing proceedings, and discussing related global issues. As a member of IUBS and under the leadership of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), CCIUBS has been committed to organizing and promoting Chinese biologists’ participation in IUBS activities, building a bridge for communication and cooperation. It has played a rather important role in initiating conversations, enhancing mutual understanding among international biological scientists, participating in global issue discussions, and contributing China’s wisdom and strength to the biological field, etc.