Exploiting new technologies for personalised and precision medicine

21 October 2019

AJF Priority Area: Scientific Innovation

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: The University of Adelaide

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Sharing scientific innovation between Japan and Australia to advance personalised and precision medicine (Credit: S Smid)

Project description

Health care is undergoing rapid transition as we move to embrace technological change and how it can affect an individual’s health management. This includes using technology to provide a prediction of an individual’s response to medicines, whether that be effectiveness or safety. This might include the extent of a beneficial effect of a drug, likelihood of an adverse response to a medication, drug or complementary medicine, or to provide rapid and accurate diagnosis to enable optimal treatment.

This project aims to share knowledge between Australia and Japan in these key areas. Researchers will share ideas and key findings in these fields in the form of joint symposia, guest lectures and seminars between researchers in Japan and Australia, through joint visits. This will assist researchers to share ideas, transfer technology and understand its translation, to not only develop further collaborations but also provide new pathways for translation to improved health care.

Key dates

Symposium and open seminar, Adelaide, 17/12/2019 to 18/12/2019

Open seminar, Gold Coast, 19/12/2019 to 20/12/2019

Open seminar, Nagoya, 15/04/2020 to 16/04/2020

Symposium and guest lecture, Kyoto, 17/04/2020 to 18/04/2020

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant: $25,000


Last Updated: 11 September 2019