|NNI Signs MOU with Australia to Further Brain Research & Develop New Treatments.
On 11 July 2002, the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Howard Florey Institute (HFI) and the University of Melbourne's Centre for Neuroscience.
Under this 3-year MOU, joint laboratories at the NNI can be established, with senior researchers from the HFI and University of Melbourne working closely with our local co-investigators.
Teaming up with HFI and the University of Melbourne to further neuroscience research is part of the NNI's long-term aim of establishing international exchanges in the fields of neuroscience. It would enable constant exchange of information and technology with the leading biomedical research institutes in the world.
The areas of research would include the following:
- Endovascular work in stroke
- Development of diagnostic chips in gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
- Neurophysiological studies of ion channel function, in particular, looking at the effects of SNP on the responsive channels to anti-epileptic drugs
- Image processing and neuroinformatics
- Alzheimer's disease programme
- Structural genomics
It is also in the pipeline to interchange PhD and post doctoral researchers between the NNI and University of Melbourne, whilst a video conference link between HFI and the NNI on a weekly basis, established since February 2002, will facilitate on-going discussions and enable the sharing of neuroscience information via seminars.
LOCAL RESEARCH/ACADEMIC INSTITUTES
- Biomedical Research & Support Services Pte Ltd, Singapore
- Genome Institute of Singapore
- GoMobile Pte Ltd, Singapore
- Institute of Infocomm Research, A*STAR
- Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, Singapore
- Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- National Cancer Centre of Singapore
- National University of Singapore
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
- The Enterprise Challenge Singapore
- Volume Interactions Pte Ltd, Singapore
OVERSEAS RESEARCH/ACADEMIC INSTITUTES
- Howard Florey Institute, Australia
- University of Melbourne's Centre for Neuroscience, Australia
- University of Bern, Switzerland