Institute of Botany and Central Botanical Garden extend foreign relations

Associate Professor of the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Keele, England, Peter Thomas and staff of the Institute of Dendrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Monica Dering and Dr. Grzegorz Iszkulo has been the guest of the Institute of Botany and Central Botanical Garden of ANAS.

The perspectives for establishing collaboration relations were discussed in the meeting held with the participation of academician Valida Alizade, director of the Institute of Botany of ANAS and Dr. Vahid Farzaliyev, director of the Central Botanical Garden.

Valida Alizade informed the guests about the scientific-research directions, international relations, joint projects and achievements of the Institute of Botany. The guests got acquainted with the Museum of Botany, Herbarium Foundation and laboratories. They were also informed about the activities for inclusion of herbarium samples of local and foreign flora stored in the Herbarium Foundation to the European Database and World Flora.

The guests highly assessed the prospects of collaboration and highlighted that there are great opportunities for the organization of joint researches, exchange of personnel and experience, joint projects and expeditions, and exchange of seed and herbarium materials in the field of gardening and reproduction. During the visit the guests visited several natural areas of our country together with the employees of the Central Botanical Garden.