The UMCG signed a collaboration agreement with the Chilean Advanced Center for Chronic Diseases (ACCDiS) in December 2018. ACCDiS focuses on cardiovascular disease and oncology. In June 2019, dr. Daan Westenbrink of UMCG's department of Cardiology visited ACCDiS to follow-up on some of the concrete actions that have been identified last year.
During the June visit, dr Westenbrink gave a lecture "Mitochondrial Control of Physiological and Pathological Remodeling" as part of the ACCDiS lecture series. Moreover, the event provided an opportunity to concretely discuss the opportunities brought about by the establishment of a Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in biomedical sciences between the Universidad de Chile and the University of Groningen in July 2018. Together with ACCDiS director dr. Sergio Lavandero, a first student to enroll in the JDP has already been identified. A detailed report of the visit is available here.
Matchmaking event September 2019
As a result of the increasingly close collaboration between Universidad de Chile and Groningen, both institutions organize a large academic matchmaking event from 23 to 25 September 2019. Several ACCDiS researchers with a focus on oncology will participate
More information: www.groningenbiomed.com/matchmaking.