From November 21 to 22, 2020, the Youth Academic Forum of Asian Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ASDCI) and Fish Disease Committee of China Society of Fisheries was successfully held in Dalian, China. Under the pretext of “Young People Strive for Innovation”, the forum attracted more than 200 experts and scholars from 33 domestic universities and research institutes.
The forum aimed to build a platform for academic exchanges on youth research, and promote academic innovation capacity of young scholars, and cultivate academic talents in the era of developmental and comparative immunology and fish disease.
Prof. L. Courtney Smith, the president of International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI), delivered a speech by video. She emphasized the interest and passion of the young scholars and graduate students to the scientific research, and encouraged them to seek the fun of science and strive for innovation. Prof. Linsheng Song, the president of ASDCI, attended the opening ceremony and also addressed a speech. He reviewed the development of ASDCI, and pointed out that more and more Asian scholars have devoted to the field of developmental and comparative immunology and achieved abundant accomplishment. These achievements greatly promote the rapid development of developmental and comparative immunology.
There were one plenary lecture, seven invited lectures and 35 oral presentations extending to the innate immunity, adaptive immunity, pathogenic microorganism, disease control and developmental immunology in this forum. The attendeesshared the latest research achievements and discussed the cutting-edge scientific issues and problems on the developmental and comparative immunology and fish disease. And eight outstanding report awards were elected.
The forum provides an opportunity for young scholars to learn international frontiers, broaden horizons, stimulate innovation and seek new ideas for future academic research and cooperation in the field of developmental and comparative immunology and fish disease.