2017 Bilateral Research Symposium

2017 Bilateral Research Symposium

In late October, five College of Pharmacy faculty members travelled to Shanghai, China, to attend the second annual bilateral research symposium that highlighted research being done at the college and at China Pharmaceutical University (CPU).

The presentation topics at the symposium included cancer chemotherapy, design of new antibiotics, pharmacogenetics, Chinese medicine and more. While in China, U of M faculty also toured CPU and met with several faculty and students there.

Professor Jayanth Panyam described the symposium and visit as a “substantial scientific exchange.”

In addition to Panyam, college faculty who participated in the visit included Courtney Aldrich, Gunda Georg, Ling Li and Robert Straka.

The purpose of this symposium was to create a bridge between scientists at the college and CPU, and to promote cooperation between scientists internationally. This symposium was a result of the consortium collaboration the college shares with Michigan, Ohio and five Chinese pharmacy schools.

To continue establishing opportunities between student and faculty research from the two universities, the college is currently planning the next symposium, which will be held in Minnesota later this year.