French president signs off on new cancer research collaboration with Deakin

Deakin University will collaborate with a group of French research institutions and the University of Tasmania on a new international cancer research laboratory, after a special agreement signed by French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (May 2nd, 2018).

The collaboration will include formation of a Laboratoire International Associé – a ‘laboratory without walls’ – and will be part of a world-leading program established by France’s National Research Institute, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

The laboratory project was spearheaded by Dr Beata Ujvari (leader of  the Wild Genes Group), a Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Genomics at Deakin’s Centre for Integrative Ecology within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and CNRS Research Director Frederic Thomas, both of whom will be Scientific Coordinators of the LIA.

According to Dr Ujvari the laboratory would reshape the conceptual landscape of cancer biology, evolutionary ecology and biology, breaking new ground in its transdisciplinary approach.

More details available @ Deakin Media Releases.