AsianScientist (Sep. 28, 2016) – Researchers from Australia and China will benefit from a newly-opened Translational Research Center in Jiangsu, China.
The Center, opened by Nanjing University, the University of Melbourne, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Cancer Trials Australia, will help researchers and clinicians in Australia and China fast-track discoveries in basic scientific research and translate these into improved patient care.
The parnters recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize this partnership. Since 1979, Victoria and Jiangsu have been sister states; Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province, with Nanjing University having an established international research reputation.
Research at the Center will focus on three global healthcare problems: cancer, inflammation and infectious disease. At the Center, researchers will be trained in key disciplines such as structural biology and bioinformatics, while joint faculty positions and exchanges, as well as post-graduate training and internship exchanges will help to foster collaborations between the partner organizations.
Source: University of Melbourne; Photo: Pixabay.
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