【GDToday】Egyptian zoologist: Guangdong, an easy place to live
2018-09-12 15:59 广东省农业科学院 作者:动科所2018-09-12 广东省农业科学院 作者:动科所

“Easy” is the word Ahmed Mohamed Fouad Yousif uses most to describe his everyday life and work in Guangzhou.
Yousif is one of the four Egyptian postdoctoral researchers in the Institute of Animal Science, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
He came to Guangzhou in 2015. As a foreigner, Yousif also felt anxious about how difficult it might be to  live in the city with his dietary requirements and faith. “However, Guangzhou quickly made me feel at home”, he said.
Support for research
The chance to undertake interesting research is another reason driving Yousif to relocate in Guangdong.
Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences is one of the best places for Yousif to study laying ducks. Yousif’s postdoctoral research has established the nutrient requirements of laying ducks and duck breeders.
The hot weather in Guangdong means animals here often suffer from high ambient temperatures(heat stress). Hence, Yousif’s research aims to alleviate the negative effect of heat stress on laying performance, egg quality, immunity and fertility in laying ducks through adding some novel ingredients to the bird’s diets.
In Guangdong, duck egg yolk is one of the main ingredients in Cantonese-style mooncake. This study will help to improve the quality of related duck-egg products.

Yousif in the presentation of his postdoctoral research.

During his postdoctoral research, he published 10 papers including 7 Science Citation Index (SCI) such as 《British Poultry Science》.
“All the things you need for that (research), Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences has and makes it available to you,” said Yousif.         
The research team provided their help on the whole process of application before he came, such as registering, visa.  The team also assisted him to conduct the animal and lab work.
In regards to living arrangements, the Academy offers great treatment and subsidies to supporting Yousif and his family’s lives here.
For foreign postdoctoral researchers, the Academy and institute will respectively provide 40,000 yuan per person per year over 2 years. Social insurance and an apartment are also offered, and children's school enrollment will be taken care of.
According to Yousif,  by the help and guidance of his supervisor Dr. Zheng Chuntian, he has learned and gained a great deal during the two-year research program.
Now, he is taking on another postdoctoral research project and will stay in the province.
I like, I like I like, I like Guangdong
The way Yousif sees it, many foreigners are attracted to the province because almost everything is available here.
For instance, mint is one of Yousif’s favorite food, and he says it is relatively hard to come by in his home country, Egypt. But in Guangzhou, mint is very easy to buy.

Yousif and his family in Guangdong.

“Guangzhou in my mind, is a modern, vibrant and multicultural city in which to study, work and live,”said Yousif, “I like making friends with the locals.”
It seems to Yousif, the residents here are very kind and helpful, they will lend a hand if  you’re in trouble. He went on to mention how optimistic and happy people seem. They love life with and are full of smiles.
The province makes it relatively easy for foreign experts to live there.
“Last time when I went to have a medical physical examination, I need to book one week in advance. But now I can just go on the day ” he said.
“I like, I like, I like, I like Guangdong,” and I can say in Chinese “我喜欢广东”, Yousif showed his love for the province again in the end of the interview.
He believes the province will maintain its current development, “next year you will find the province to be better than now,” said Yousif.
Background:
Established in 1952, the Institute of Animal Science, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, focuses on the research and development of animal genetics and breeding, animal nutrition and feed science, etc.
It is currently home to 6 postdoctoral researchers, four of whom are from Egypt.
By introducing foreign postdoctoral fellows, it helps to bring cutting-edge scientific research technology, to solve scientific research problems, and promote international cooperation and exchange.

 

 

 

 

 

原文链接:http://www.newsgd.com/news/2018-08/29/content_183102370.htm 


全文翻译如下:


当Ahmed Mohamed Fouad Yousif描绘他在广东的生活和工作时,他提到最多的就是“便利”。
Yousif是广东农业科学院动物科学研究所在站的四名埃及博士后之一。
他2015年来到广州。身为一名有着不同信仰和饮食习惯的外国人,他起初对在这里的生活感到焦虑。“然而,我在广州很快就感到宾至如归,”他说。

在粤研究获得大力支持
Yousif来广东的另一个原因是有机会从事他感兴趣的研究。在他看来,广东农业科学院动物科学研究所是研究蛋鸭的理想圣地。他的研究为蛋鸭氨基酸营养需要量的建立提供了科学数据。
广东的酷热天气意味着这里的动物经常得忍受高温带来的不良影响。因此,Yousif的研究目的是通过在饲料中添加新型营养成分,减轻高温对蛋鸭繁育、鸭蛋质量、蛋鸭免疫和生育率方面的负面影响。
鸭蛋黄是广式月饼的主要材料之一。这项研究将促进改善与鸭蛋有关的产品质量。
在Yousif在站研究期间,他以第一作者发表了10篇学术论文,其中有7篇被《科学引文索引》(SCI)下的刊物收录,如《英国家禽科学》(British Poultry Science)。
“我研究所需要的条件,广东农业科学院应有尽有。”Yousif说。
比如在他来广东之前,相关团队就帮忙处理了整个申请程序,包括注册和签证。此外,他们也在平时的动物实验上提供了帮助。
至于生活方面,农科院给Yousif和他的家人在这里的生活提供了不错的住宿和补贴。
例如,主管部门广东省农业科学院配套每年4万,研究所配套每年4万,对外籍博士后资助2年。此外,他们还为博士后缴纳相关社会保险,并且提供博士后公寓,解决未成年子女的入学问题等。
Yousif表示,经过导师郑春田研究员的指导和帮助,在两年的博士后研究中,他学到了很多,获益匪浅。现在,他正在参与另一项课题研究,并会继续留在广东。

“我非常非常非常喜欢广东”
在Yousif看来,许多外国人被吸引到广东,是因为这里几乎应有尽有。
比如,Yousif最喜欢的食物之一,薄荷,在他的祖国埃及都很难买到,而在广州却很容易。
“广州在我心目中是一个现代、富有生机、多元的城市”,Yousif说,“我喜欢跟当地人交朋友。”
对Yousif来说,当地人十分友善、乐于助人。在他看来,这里的人们十分乐观、快乐。他们热爱生活,脸上充满笑容。
对外国专家而言,在广东生活也更加便利。“我上次去体检的时候,我得提前一周预定。但现在我当天就可以去完成体检。”他说。
“我非常非常非常喜欢广东,我也能用中文说‘我喜欢广东’。”在采访结束的时候,Yousif再次表达了他对广东的热爱。他相信广东将继续发展下去。“明年广东一定会更好。”他说。

 

关于广东省农业科学院动物科学研究所
广东省农业科学院动物科学研究所(原畜牧研究所)创建于1952年,主要从事畜禽遗传育种、动物营养与饲料科学、生态养殖与环境控制、水产科学、草食动物与草业研究与开发。
目前,其在站博士后共6人,4人为外籍人员,皆为埃及国籍。
据介绍,通过引进外籍博士后,能够学习国际前沿科研技术,协力攻破科研难题,优势互补,推进国际合作交流。

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