by swisscham in General Interest
After the PUHSC-SSSTC Joint Stepping Stone Symposium on Cancer and Neuroscience in Beijing, the Swiss experts of Cancer and Neuroscience continued their trip to Shanghai to attend the following symposium together with Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM) and Shanghai Institute of Neuroscience (IoN), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Maio Su Chen, the program manager of SSSTC (Sino Swiss Science and Technology Program), gave an opening speech. Dr. Chen stressed the importance to enhance the academic exchange and scientific collaboration between the Chinese and Swiss researchers and the support from the Swiss and Chinese government to bring the collaboration to the next level. Prof. Wilhelm Krek from ETH Zurich opened the lecture session by presenting his current research on cancer research. The lecture session was fully attended by over 300 students and researchers from SJTUSM and IoN. After the lecture session, plenary sessions about cancer research and brain disorders were held in parallel to address current research in the specific areas.