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Ewha hosted "EWHA-JAX Joint Symposium on Genomic Medicine“

Ewha hosted "EWHA-JAX Joint Symposium on Genomic Medicine at the Ewha SK Telecom Center and Convention Hall on October 2. The symposium was the first joint initiative for the two institutions.

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and EWHA Womans University intend to develop cooperative initiatives in genomics-based medical research. With the emergence of precision medicine, highlighted in U.S. President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech, researchers are taking an innovative approach to disease prevention and treatment based on each patient’s unique genetic makeup.

Ewha-JAX International Research Center for cancer immunotherapy, which will be established in 2017, was recently endowed by the National Research Foundation of Korea and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

The participants of the symposium include JAX President/CEO, Dr. Edison Liu, Professor Charles Lee, Professor Yijun Ruan, Dr. George Weinstock, Dr. Laura G. Reinholdt, Dr. Ewelina Bolcun-Filas from JAX and Prof. Goo Teag Oh, Prof. Duk Hee Kang, Prof. Sanghyuk Lee from Ewha.