During 2nd~7th July, two visitors from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Prof. Wanida Jinsart and her Master student, Nareerat Punvitayakul (Neng), visited our group. This is the first time for them to visit our institution and they are very excited to walk through the SKLOG labs, with the companion of Dr. Zhong. Prof. Wanida also spoke highly on our well-equipped labs. During the visit, she gave a talk on “air pollution and health effects”, introducing the research progress on air quality and human health study in Thailand. Meanwhile, Jiaqi and Jiao Tang also presented their PhD projects to Prof. Wanida and had helpful discussions. In spare time, they also explored the city and visited some tourist sites, including Canton Tower, Chen Clan Temple and Beijing road.
Neng will stay with us for another month to analyze the PAHs and PCBs in passive air samples from Bangkok and Chiengmai, under the help of Lele. This is also the main part of her master thesis. We wish she had a great time here.
In front of the GIG logo.
Special gifts from Thailand.
Visit the lab.
Prof. Gan and beautiful ladies. Prof. Luo and Prof. Wanida had met in Bangkok last year.
Limited edition of SKLOG mug to Prof. Wanida.
Having Dim Sum in Ramada. Prof. Wanida and Neng love the Cantonese food very much and they cannot help saying “yummy”.
On March 12-14, a group of us including Xu Yue, Lin Tian, Shizhen, Li Jun, Guangcai, Huang Huanfang (黄焕芳) and Zhang Gan gathered in Conghua for writing a review of POPs study dedicated to a book to be published. It has been fruitful and we took the opportunity to exchange perspectives on the most current progress in the POPs research area.
On October 28 to 31, Örjan Gustafsson visited the group. This is his second visit in the year of 2018. His family came along with him. Orjan had intensive discussions with Gan, Guangcai, Xiaofei, Yi Xin and Buqing. The visit push our collaboration much forward and made it more clearly. The advance of BPCA-based dual-carbon methodology and aerosol di-acids dual-carbon isotope methodology were highly appraised by Orjan. He also discussed with Junwen on the writing of the Malaysian Bachok Station radiocarbon paper. We went to Baiyun Mountain with his family for a nice excursion. And the kids had great first impression of Guangzhou, from the splendid Pearl River water front, to delicate vegetarian food in the ShiFangYuan restaurant. Anna, the little lovely beauty received a special gift from Gan and Liu Xin, which is a family portrait of her family in the PR waterfront. Wonderful memory.
A ‘radiocarbon’ lunch.
A specially prepared gift to the little lady.