University of Ottawa / Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica
The University of Ottawa and Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) established the Joint Centre on Systems and Personalized Medicine in 2017. The Centre works to 1) develop new reagents, drugs and associated biomarkers that can be used for personalized medicine; 2) increase the number of collaborative projects between researchers and research groups from SIMM and the University of Ottawa; and 3) to train students and postdoctoral fellows. In 2019, the Joint Centre successfully developed 5 partnerships between uOttawa and SIMM researchers in the areas of systems and personalized medicine, in addition to two ongoing partnership projects. Many of these teams had the opportunity to attend the Joint Centre’s Scientific Symposium in Shanghai in 2018 and Ottawa in May 2019.