27 Feb '12, 3am

S'pore, Australia to focus research on emerging infectious diseases

S'pore, Australia to focus research on emerging infectious diseases

SINGAPORE: The first symposium organised by A*STAR and Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is being held in Singapore. During the two-day event starting Monday, scientists from Singapore and Australia are to present recent groundbreaking findings in infectious diseases. They will also look at the use of new technology approaches to combat them. The symposium will focus on influenza and tuberculosis, two major infectious diseases that affect the Asia-Pacific region. A*STAR chairman, Mr Lim Chuan Poh said despite advances in science and medicine, infectious diseases continue to emerge at a rapid pace which can lead to significant social and economic impact. CEO of NHMRC Professor Warwick Anderson said the symposium is an opportunity to forge research and development collaborations among Australian and Singapore-based researchers. He added that by...

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