Traditional culture vs. cutting-edge science
The Francis Crick Symposium–Transforming Neurosciences: Questions & Experiments was held recently, as one of the Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSH Asia) meetings. More than 10 top Chinese and foreign researchers, including Nobel prize winners Edvard Moser and John O'Keefe, were present at the symposium.
The SIP Publicity Department elaborately designed eight theme activities to show the charm of Suzhou during the event. Exhibition areas were set up to demonstrate the Suzhou culture and SIP's image, allowing the participants to have a better understanding of Suzhou through the fusion of traditional and modern elements and the integration of art and science in the city.
CSH Asia is a life science center jointly developed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) based in the United States and SIP in the Asia-Pacific region.
During the event, the scholars showed great interest in the traditional Suzhou culture.
They learnt to make Suzhou-style folding fans and enjoyed the Pingtan show, a kind of storytelling and ballad singing in Suzhou dialect.
May 9, 2017