Jens Nielsen, professor and Head of Division at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, how does it feel to be awarded this title from the CAS-institute Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics?
- This of course feels very nice. It’s amazing to have been awarded a Chinese title, and from such an outstanding institute. There are 105 CAS-institutes in China, but this is one of the five finest, right at the top. Furthermore, I was the first one from biology to get this award.And why is that? It’s an institute of chemical physics…
- They have a whole lot of things going on in the BIO-area, with a division called Division of Biotechnology. It’s only natural that they would expand in that direction.
How is the research mode in China?
- The Chinese research is gaining ground, and is of an extremely high quality.Are there any plans of collaboration between Chalmers and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics?
- Actually, there is. We had plans of a mutual project even before I received the award, and I hope it will soon advance. It would be nice to get a collaboration going, and for example make room for exchange students both at Chalmers and at DICP.
Text: Mia Malmstedt