uOttawa and Chinese Academy of Sciences launch innovative research centre
The University of Ottawa and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) have established the Joint Research Centre on Systems and Personalized Pharmacology.
This first-of-a-kind research centre will build on the SIMM-uOttawa laboratory created in 2012, which has already led to joint publications, cross-training of students and professors, and symposia in Shanghai and Ottawa.
A memorandum of understanding on the new research centre was signed in Shanghai by uOttawa President Jacques Fremont, as well as colleagues from SIMM and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The centre will receive a substantial investment from the two institutions and create a wealth of educational and research opportunities for our scientists and students.
“Our visit to Shanghai successfully established more international opportunities for our students and professors, while strengthening our academic institution and those of our partners in China,” Frémont said.
SIMM Director Hualiang Jiang welcomed the “opening of a new era of our solid friendship.” Jian Ding, dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, looked forward to the new opportunities for scientists and PhD students.