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September 15th-16th, 2008, in Zurich

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Japan-Switzerland Joint Workshop on "Medical Research"

JST and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ) held a joint workshop on "Medical Research" for the first time. Lively discussion was held in the workshop.

JST and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ) have started cooperation in the framework called Strategic International Cooperative Program in the field of Life Science since this year. This year, both parties are calling for proposals of joint cooperative research projects on "Medical Research", one area in the field mentioned above, from 1st September to 1st December. As a part of this cooperation, a Japan-Switzerland joint workshop was held on 15th and 16th September in Zurich (Switzerland).

The workshop opened with the remarks by Prof. Gerhard Schmitt, vice president of ETHZ and 20 speakers from both countries gave lectures on their excellent researches. Lively discussion was held on 5 themes, "Translational Research", "Bioinformatics", "Proteomics and Development of Biomarker", "Pharmacogenomics" and "Whole Genome Association Study (WGAS)".

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