Opening of the China-Australia Centre for Personalised Immunology
In June 2015, Professor Carola Vinuesa, Professor Matthew Cook, Dr Di Yu and Dr Ed Bertram visited Shanghai Jiaotong School of Medicine to officially open the Joint Research Centre. Professor Vinuesa and Professor Cook presented a mini-symposium to eighty staff and students that was well received.
Professor Vinuesa and Professor Cook recorded a video of their plans for the joint Centre to present to the Director of Renji Hospital. The visiting Australian delegation were taken on a tour of the large biorepository at Renji Hospital that contains approximately two thousand autoimmune samples and a large space that will become the new Joint Research Centre laboratories. Dr Di Yu from Monash University has led the establishment of the laboratories.
This joint Centre provides the opportunity for China and Australia to collaboratively discover gene variants that cause autoimmune diseases.
Pictured: Professor Nan Shen, Professor Matthew Cook, Professor Carola Vinuesa, Dr Di Yu, Dr Edward Bertram