Prof. YUAN Zhiming was interviewed by French Challenges Magazine
On Feb 20, Prof. YUAN Zhiming, the Director of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory (Wuhan P4 Laboratory), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was interviewed by Mr. Antoine Izambard, a journalist from French Challenges magazine. Challenges magazine is one of the well-known French publications, mainly covering economic, commercial, political and world affairs. In the field of international news media, it has a very important influence.
During the interview, Prof. YUAN Zhiming introduced the layout and structure of the Wuhan P4 Laboratory, and the characteristics and advantages of its construction design. He reviewed the cooperation process between China and France in the field of prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases since 2003, and expressed sincere gratitude to the French side for their support and assistance in the construction of high-level biosafety laboratory and the joint comparative research on biosafety laws and regulations. He said that in the future, China and France will continue to make full use of the laboratory as a platform to carry out cutting-edge joint research, and to make outstanding contributions together to biosafety and public health.
In addition, Mr. Rene Courcol, the French expert involved in the operation of the Wuhan P4 laboratory, also briefed the journalist on the construction of the laboratory’s quality control system.