MOU signed with RIKEN Japan to advance scientific research activities

UP Manila signed a MOU with RIKEN Japan last 5 May 2016. The MOU is intended to advance scientific research activities and implementation of state of the art technologies in the fields of medicine and genomics.

The collaborative activities of the two parties will include research collaboration; exchange of scientists, technicians, and students (including graduate students); organizing academic events such as scientific seminars, workshops, and symposia; and, other forms of cooperation.

The signing was attended by UPM Officials led by Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla, Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco de la Paz-Vice Chancellor for Research and NIH Executive Director, Dr. Michael L. Tee-Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development, Dr. Gerardo D. Legaspi- PGH Director, Dr. Agnes D. Mejia-Dean College of Medicine, Dr. Leo Cubillan-Director Philippine Eye Research Institute and Dr. Raul Destura- Research Faculty, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

RIKEN Japan was represented by Dr. Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Director, Preventive Medicine and Diagnosis Innovation Program, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation. Together with Dr. Hayashizaki was Ms. Peggy Furusaka from the Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation (JOIN).