Australia-China Biomedical Research Conference forges collaborations

December 15 / 173

Over 200 delegates including academics, postgraduate students and politicians from both countries attended the 5th Australia-China Biomedical Research Conference held at the University of Melbourne recently.

The biennial research conference was established by the Australia Chinese Association for Biomedical Sciences to bring together top scientific researchers from both countries to showcase their research, strengthen existing collaborations and foster new ones.

Research in cancer, immunology, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, and neuroscience and degenerative diseases were discussed, with twelve sessions presented by a total of 55 speakers, half of them from Australia and half from China.

Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty delivered a keynote plenary speech on viral infection and the immune system.

Victorian Governor Linda Dessau recognised the importance that scientific collaboration between Australia and China played in strengthening the relationship between two countries. 

Future collaborations in scientific research and administration, as well as commercialisation between Australian institutes were planned.

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