Prof. John B. Gurdon, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine 2012, paid a visit to Xishuangbanna Tropical botanical Garden (XTBG) on May 27-29. His tour was accompanied by Prof. Kang Yujian, one of the first batch of experts recruited by the Recruitment Program for Young professionals.
Prof. Richard Corlett and Dr. Alice Hughes accompanied the visitors to the Central Laboratory and communicated with the staff. The Nobel Prize laurate had a general understanding on development of XTBG by looking annual reports and communicating with staff members.
Prof. John B. Gurdon and Kang Yujian also visited living collections, tropical rainforest ethnic culture museum, and tropical rainforest within XTBG. They spoke highly of rich biodiversity, beautiful landscape, and management of plant labels.