S’pore and Japan join hands to nurture top immunologists

January 25, 2013

SINGAPORE – Two noted Singapore and Japan research institutions have jointly organised a winter school to nurture next-generation immunologists in Asia.

The second Network of Immunology Frontiers (NIF) Winter School on Advanced Immunology – organised by A*STAR’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) and the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) of Osaka University – is being held in Singapore from January 20 to 25.

This international school on advanced immunology is part of a greater vision to make Asia a global hub of outstanding immunology research.

Twenty leading immunologist from around the world delivered lectures at the school which was attended by 54 postdoctoral and PhD students from 17 different countries, including USA, UK, China, Australia, Japan and Singapore.

A*STAR Chairman, Mr Lim Chuan Poh, was the guest-of-honour.

The highlight of this event was a visit to SIgN’s technology facilities on the last day of the programme, which included the 2-Photon Intravital Bioimaging, Flow Cytometry, and CyTOF technology.

A hands-on demonstration session of these technologies was conducted for the students.

SOurce: YourHealth, AsiaOne

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