The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Fudan University (FDU) jointly established the CUHK-FDU Joint Research Centre in Life and Biomedical Sciences (the Centre). The inauguration ceremony of the Centre was held on 30 June 2021 via online and in person modes simultaneously. Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, and Professor Xu Ning-Sheng, President of FDU, officiated at the ceremony for the plaque unveiling and signing the collaboration agreement of the establishment.
Professor Tuan and Professor Xu gave speeches to indicate support for the joint establishment. Co-directors of the Center, Professor Chan Andrew Chan, Director of CUHK School of Biomedical Sciences; and Professor Lin Xin-Hua, Dean of FDU School of Life Science delivered report on the development plan to the participants. The Centre aspires to serve as a new chapter of joint efforts to enhance academic exchange and promote research development in life and biomedical science.
Research teams of CUHK and FDU have been collaborating closely for many years. The Center will focus on a range of research fields related to life sciences and biomedical sciences, including Genomics and Inherited Diseases, Phenomics and Precision Medicine, Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and interdisciplinary studies with intersections on healthy and diseased human body from multiple dimensions of molecules, cells and tissues towards an integration of different disciplines and research areas for systematic outcomes. It will carry out cross-regional and cross-disciplinary collaborations, striving to build cutting-edge base and cultivate talents, as well as providing an exchange platform for researchers from all over the world.