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China and New Zealand collaborate to cure disease

Thursday 19 October 2017 3:16pm

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research (EDOR) researchers have met with visiting health researchers from prominent Chinese research institutions, to develop shared research projects aimed at solving our most prevalent health problems. 

Organised by the NZ-China Non-Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre (NCD CRCC), a government established national centre hosted by the University of Otago, the diabetes specialists were part of a larger delegation in areas of heart disease, and brain health, including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's. The visitors met with researchers around the country and came together in Dunedin to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), as a sign of the growing collaborations between New Zealand and Chinese health researchers.

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Discussions between EDOR and Chinese health researchers at the University of Otago, October 2017. From left: Prof. Qinghua Wang (Deputy Director, Institute of Metabolism and Diabetology, Fudan University), in front: Prof. Jun-fen Fu (Vice-president of the Children’s Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine), in back: Dr Lisa Te Morenga (EDOR), Prof. Jin-Kui Yang (Professor and Director, Department of Endocrinology Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University), Prof. Jim Mann (Director of the NCD CRCC, Co-director of EDOR), Assoc. Prof. Jeremy Krebs (EDOR), Prof. Rachael Taylor (Director of EDOR), Dr Rachael McLean (EDOR), Dr Hu Zhang (Research collaboration manager for the NCD CRCC).

Read more about the health research meetings

Further information

EDOR researchers visit China, EDOR website, Friday 19 May, 2017

Visit the NZ-China Non-Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre website