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The purpose of the Biomedical workshop, co-hosted by Irish Universities (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland) and Peking University is to bring together scientists from Ireland and China to discuss their latest findings on the various aspects of Biomedical Research. The specific scientific topics will include: Immunity and Viral Evasion, Protein Folding, Neuroscience and Translational Diabetes. Sessions will include cutting edge basic science and clinical science presentations both in plenary symposia and poster/workshop sessions. The workshop is supported by the Irish Government and Science Foundation Ireland and aims to enhance and develop existing strategic cooperation between Ireland and China, following signing of memorandum of understanding on Scientific and Innovation Cooperation in 2012 and to develop a greater cultural understanding between the research communities of the two countries towards future research cooperation.

On day one, the scientific session will convene in the afternoon. On day two, scientific sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon and will include lectures by internationally renowned invited speakers, as well as poster presentations. The workshop will have focused participation and a scientific and social program that will maximise scientific interchange. In addition to senior scientists, broad attendance by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, primarily based in Beijing, is encouraged. This blend of attendees will help assure an exciting workshop and foster future collaborations between Chinese and Irish researchers.



Moonlight room, Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

All the oral and poster sessions will be held at Overseas Exchange Center (OEC), Peking University and Global Village, 100871, Beijing


Important dates

Online registration: From now until 8th November (Free)

Conference date: Friday 6th December 2013 and Saturday 7th December 2013


Friday 6th December 2013

Noon – 14:00                      Registration and poster setup

14:00 – 14:10                      Opening Ceremony

14:10 – 15:00                      Keynote Speaker

15:00 – 15:30                       Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:30                       Session I – Translational Diabetes

17:30 – 19:00                       Welcome Reception (at Global Village 2nd floor Restaurant) and poster viewing


Saturday 7th December 2013

9:00 – 10:00                         Keynote Speaker

10:00 – 10:30                        Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30                        Session II – Protein folding

12:30 – 13:30                        Lunch (Nongyuan Restaurant, PKU) and poster viewing

13:30 – 15:30                        Session III – Immunology and Viral Evasion

15:30 – 16:00                        Break and poster session

16:00 – 18:00                        Session IV – Neuroscience and Genetics

18:00 – 20:00                       Closing reception and networking (at Zhi Li Hui Guan (by invitation only))