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China - CAAS




The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) in Beijing, China has hosted fourteen high school interns since 2002.

Established in 1957, the CAAS strives to solve fundamental and strategic technological issues in agriculture and rural economic development.

Using Gene Mapping to Location Mutations Responsible for Reduced Tiller Numbers in Rice (2015)
Evaluating the Potential to Develop Cotton Resistance to Verticillium spp (2014)
An Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability in China (2013)
Profiling Food Consumption: A Comparison Between China and America (2012) 
Effects of Different Levels of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone in Broiler Roosters (2012)
Improving the Nutritional Quality of Soy Products (2011)
Developing a High Protein and Allergy Resistant Peanut Plant (2010)
The Effects of the JOINTLESS gene in Relation to Food Security (2009)
The Effects of the AGAMOUS Gene in Plant Development (2008)
Promoting Seed Germination in Tobacco (2007)
Investigating the Effects of the Rhamnose Gene in Plants (2006)
Investigating How the Arabidopsis Plant Reacts to Reactive Oxygen Species (2005)
Reducing Water Pollution Through Fertilizer Use (2004)
An Overview of Chinese Agriculture (2002)

The CAAS carries out research and development agriculture, natural sciences, engineering, and management science. 


Interns at CAAS work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - Dr. Pan Jia Rong, Dr. Long Mao, Professor Fan Yunliu, and Ms. Pang Donfang - in the CAAS's research labs in Beijing.

The students also have the opportunity to travel around China with their host families and colleagues to see the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Palace Museum, Teracotta soldiers, the silk markets, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, and the Olympic Stadium. 






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