| by Charlotte Fuchs
From December 12-14, a delegation from the Chinese-German Center for Science Promotion (CDZ) visited the Leibniz-HKI in Jena. The CDZ is a joint research funding organization of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) based in Beijing. Representatives from Beijing and from the DFG's head office were present. The reason for the visit was the meeting of the Joint Commission of the DFG and NSFC, which is chaired by Axel Brakhage, Vice President of the DFG. The first face-to-face meeting since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was characterized by lively communication and a successful exchange of knowledge, and points the way for continued good cooperation. The delegation was able to get to know our research work during a tour of the institute. The meeting with Chinese researchers on site supported communication and showed the advantages and possibilities of international cooperation.