On November 13, Robert Reisz, professor of University of Toronto, Canada and academician of Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada and Huang Dayi, emeritus professor of National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan visited Jilin University. Executive vice president Bing Zheng and relevant staff from Museum of Jilin University, and Office of Global Engagment met with the two experts.
Bing Zheng extended warm welcome to the two experts and introduced tertiary education collaboration between Jilin University and universities in Canada. He also spoke highly of the cooperative research carried by Robert and professor Huang with Museum of Jilin University, hoping to further broaden the cooperation areas and push forward practical cooperation in multiple forms with academic exchanges on a higher level.
Academician Robert Reisz introduced prospects and recent research achievements of paleontology, commended research capabilities of Jinlin University in paleontology and related subjects and offered viable suggestions of carrying out full-fledged cooperation between Jilin University and University of Toronto.
Professor Huang Dayi recognized academic research capability and potential of Jilin University in paleontology and is confident of the cooperation between Museum of Jilin University and academician Robert Reisz.
On November12 and 13, Academician Robert Reisz and Professor Huang Dayi delivered academic reports “How did early dinosaur reproduce and grow? Embryos, juveniles, and adults from China and South Africa provide the answer” and “Look into the Bones Dinosaur Embryology” respectively.
Academician Robert Reisz, as dean of biology department of University of Toronto, research associate at the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada, fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is a specialist in the study of early amniote and tetrapod evolution and also the first scholar who discovered the oldest known dinosaur embryos. He has published more than 100 scientific articles on international magazines including Science and Nature.
Huang Dayi, well known popular science expert and paleontologist, one of the founders of dinosaur embryology, has been committed to the research of embryo fossils of dinosaurs. Professor Huang published a number of articles on Nature (including one cover article). As guest professor and emeritus professor of National Chung Hsing University, Huang’s research achievements were selected as one of the Ten World Outstanding Scientific Discoveries 2013.