One of Australia's leading cancer experts, Dr. Warwick Tong, will visit India in this week to strengthen medical research links between both countries and explore potential new collaborations in the sector. Dr. Tong is the CEO of Australia's Cancer Therapeutics Cooperative Research Centers, which works at the cutting edge of medical research to develop new cancer drugs.
During his visit to India, Dr. Tong will address leading academic and research institutions in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad on cancer treatment and drug development. He will also be meeting a number of pharmaceutical companies to discuss drug discovery, clinical trials and joint research collaborations.
Australia's Acting High Commissioner to India, Mr. Chris Elstoft, said, "The visit would open up new opportunities for further collaboration between world-class researchers in both countries. Australia and Indian medical institutions have forged strong research relationships, and they've achieved outstanding results. Dr. Tong's visit will help reinforce these links, as well as fostering closer ties between academic institutions and industry, which is crucial to bring new drugs into the market."
This visit is supported by Australia India Education Council's (AIEC) Eminent Researcher Lecture Program. The AIEC is a bi-national body co-chaired by the Indian and Australian Education Ministers, for driving the Australia India education, training and research agenda. The Indian institutions Dr. Tong will visit include the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Advanced Center for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer, the Adyar Cancer Center (Chennai), the Indus Cancer Center, the Translational Health Sciences and Technology Institute and Apollo hospitals.