Exchanges and cooperation between Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology (SCBIT) and the Institute of Epidemiology of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany.
During Oct.10 to Oct.18, 2009, Yixue Li, the Director of SCBIT, Lei Liu, the Deputy Director, Lu Xie, the Assistant Director, Hong Sun, Associate Professor, and Xu Lin, the Director of Key Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolism of Chinese Academy of Sciences, participated the first Type II diabetes workshop held in the Institute of Epidemiology of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany. The main participants from Germany side included: Prof. H-Erich Wichman, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology; Dr. Thomas Illig, Director of Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory; and Dr. Rui Wang-Sattler, Senior Scientist of the Institute of Epidemiology. Another 11 related professionals including professors, postdocs and Ph.D candidates from German side also participated in the workshop.
The Workshop arranged academic reports, round-table discussions, activities of visiting Scientific Research Stations at Alps mountains and the Institute of Epidemiology etc. Both sides made specific plans on a wide range of issues such as academic personnel exchange, data exchange and joint project fund applications, setting a good start for in-depth cooperation on type II diabetes research into the near future. It was also decided that the second workshop on Type II diabetes will be held in June 2010 in Shanghai.