Director of Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology (SCBIT), Prof. Yixue Li and Deputy Director, Prof. Lei Liu visited Vanderbilt University during Sept.16~17, 2009. Dr. Yu Shyr, the Director of Cancer Biostatistics Center of Vanderbilt University and also the distinguished Invited Professor of SCBIT received them warmly and held an academic exchange workshop. Other participants from Vanderbilt University included: Dr. Wei Zheng, Director of Epidemiology Center of Vanderbilt University; Dr. Zhongming Zhao, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Dr. Bing Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, and research team staff members from these groups. Each principal investigator introduced their current research works. Hot discussions were exchanged toward strengthening present collaboration ties and exploring possible future collaboration directions.
One month later, during Oct 21-24, Prof. Yu Shyr visited SCBIT in Shanghai. Prof. Shyr gave invited seminars both at our center and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Detailed collaboration plans for 2010 between SCBIT and Vanderbilt Cancer Biostatistics Center were drafted by Prof Yu Shyr and Prof Yixue Li, before Prof Shyr returned to USA.