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Foundry welcomes VIP visitors from Japan

Japan visitors in the Foundry

The Edinburgh Genome Foundry and School of Biological Sciences were delighted to host a VIP visit from fourteen delegates from Japanese academia, industry and government on Thursday April 27th.

Delegates enjoyed a tour and talk in the Foundry followed by an overview of research ongoing in the School, presentations of on three distinct areas of synthetic biology research and an overview of the University's strategy for industry engagement. The delegation, coordinated by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), then paid a visit to two local synthetic biology companies Ingenza and Synpromics, with whom the Centre collaborates.

The Centre ws particularly pleased to welcome back Professor Akihiko Kondo, a professor from the University of Kobe, who had paid a visit to the Centre in February 2016.