Renewing a collaboration in health and medical sciences
On June 28th, the RCSI and the University of Montpellier will be signing a MoU to renew and enhance their collaboration in the field of health and medical sciences.
RCSI and University of Montpellier, INSERM and CNRS have established scientific collaborations in Small animal imaging and Translational Research for many years. In view of promoting scientific cooperation, they collaborated in PhD co-supervision, staff exchanges, joint publications and research grants. This new MOU proposes to renew and enhance the Initial agreement of 2009.The exchange of scientists, in the framework of the Agreement, will involve researchers belonging to the scientific communities of the National Biophotonics Imaging Platform Ireland co-ordinated by the RCSI and the French Parties, through the Institute of Functional Genomics in Montpellier. The institutions will exchange expertise and knowledge in small animal optical imaging and molecular imaging with provision for joint funding and development of new technologies in these areas. This exchange will be co-ordinated by Dr. Patrice Mollard (Montpellier) and Pr. Brian Harvey (RCSI). Given their long tradition and reputation as the oldest Medical Schools in Ireland and France, the institutions will also exchange expertise and knowledge to promote educational development and research in Medical and Health Sciences Training and its delivery at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
The signature will follow a conference by Dr. Philippe Marre, French surgeon & Secretary general of the National Academy of Surgery in France on “the National Academy of Surgery in France & its founders, Mareschal & Lapeyronie”.
Following the lecture, there will be a private ceremony hosted by the French Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Jean-Pierre Thébault to award the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques to Prof. Brian Harvey RCSI.