Jean-Michel Hubert visited Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory of CAS
On May 22nd 2018, Mr. Jean-Michel Hubert, the General Coordinator of French-Sino cooperation on prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases visited Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory (Wuhan P4 Lab) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), accompanied by Mr. Philippe MAURIN, the Scientific Attaché in Consulate General of France in Wuhan. Prof. Zhiming YUAN, the Director of Wuhan P4 Lab, met with the French guests. Prof. Donglin SONG, the Deputy Director of NBL, Mr. René COURCOL, the Technical Expert for the P4 project and relevant representatives from Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) participated the meeting.
At the meeting, Prof. YUAN introduced the operation, maintenance and management status of Wuhan P4 laboratory from aspects of laboratory accreditation, activity qualification permitting and scientific research projects. Mr. COURCOL made a report on the progress of quality control construction work in Wuhan P4 Laboratory. He will try assisting WIV in creating a high-level national biosafety laboratory that combines biosafety management and quality control in the future.
Mr. HUBERT pointed out that the establishment of a quality control system is a guarantee for the efficient operation of laboratory. It is a key area for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in China and France. It is also an important support for laboratory to develop the strain preservation. He hoped the both sides could continue to strengthen cooperation in this field.
Besides, the two sides conducted in-depth exchanges around the launch of joint scientific research project. The project cooperation will be started as soon as possible. At last, the participants discussed and reached consensus on the next committee meeting of Sino French cooperation on prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases. The meeting will be held in China this year.