NEA & ASIAHORCs Joint Symposium became the driving force in promoting chemical biology research in Asia (2015-11-12)

NEA & ASIAHORCs Joint Symposium-Chemical Biology attended by more than 40 speakers from 8 Asian countries was successfully held at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) on Nov.9-10 in Japan. The symposium is co-organized by Japan (JSPS), China (NSFC) and Korea (NRF) to discuss important and innovative topics which focused on “Synthetic Biology", ”Natural products” and“Medicinal Chemistry" with 6 sessions. Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto of OIST and Prof. Masatoshi Hagiwara of Kyoto University in Japan, Prof. Lixin Zhang of Institute of Microbiology, CAS in China and Prof. Seung Bum Park of Seoul National University in Korea are Coordinators.

Meanwhile, the Asian Heads of Research Councils (ASIAHORCs) Joint Symposium was also conducted in Okinawa. The symposium is held as one of the joint research projects of the ASIAHORCs which comprises the ten major countries in Asia, including Japan, China and South Korea. The aim of the symposium is to foster young researchers who share the common research topics and establish networks. NEA & ASIAHORCs Joint Symposium aimed at creating a foundation and strengthening collaboration for deeper and more extensive partnership among Asian countries in the research fields of Chemical Biology. Japan (JSPS), China (NSFC) and Korea (NRF) has issued a call for proposals of the joint research project (A3 Foresight Program) on the symposium theme.

China, Japan and South Korea has launched future-oriented and comprehensive cooperation in the political, economic, social and cultural fields. The achievements made over the past decade and more prove that stronger cooperation among China, Japan and the ROK serves the fundamental interests of the three countries and peoples, and contributes to peace, stability and prosperity of the region. Definitely, A3 Foresight Program will give impetus to the trilateral scientific research cooperation.

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