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Synergy in Medical Research

CUHK hosted the first joint workshop with Utrecht University (UU) on from 10 to 11 January with participation from a delegation led by Prof. Anton Pijpers (left), President of the Executive Board, UU. Over 40 researchers from both universities joined the workshop to identify new joint initiatives in four areas including Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine, Child Health, Cancer and Organoid, and Brain and Neuroscience. The event provided impetus for new projects relating to bone imaging, neonatology and clinical infectious diseases, colorectal cancer, and optical imaging informed transcranial magnetic stimulation, among other initiatives. Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President, was impressed by the achievements jointly made by the two universities over the past 15 years and was hopeful that the partnership will produce world-class and impactful collaborative research.

This article was originally published in No. 532, Newsletter in Feb 2019.