Australia–Indonesia health workshops support collaboration

Two health workshops focusing on lifestyle diseases and emerging diseases have enabled Australian and Indonesian scientists to share knowledge and create new collaborations.

Two health workshops…have enabled Australian and Indonesian scientists to share knowledge and create new collaborations.

The workshops, held in Jakarta in May, were a joint initiative of the Australian Academy of Science and the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI).

The workshops coincided with the 25th anniversary of the AIPI, an event that was recognised with a seminar celebrating Indonesian science and highlighting the importance of AIPI’s collaborations with international partners. Professor Jenny Graves AO FAA delivered a presentation on scientific cooperation between Australia and Indonesia, while Dr Bruce Alberts of the US National Academy of Sciences and Professor Jos van der Meer of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences also made presentations.

The other Australian researchers who participated in the workshops were Dr Kathryn Backholer (diabetes and obesity), Dr Cheryl Carcel (cerebral vascular disease), Professor David Hill (cancer), Professor Susan Kurrle (dementia), Professor Sharon Lewin (HIV), Associate Professor Jason Mackenzie (dengue), Professor Anushka Patel (cardiovascular disease), Dr Marc Pellegrini (hepatitis C and tuberculosis) and Professor Stephen Rogerson (malaria).


Academy Newsletter Issue 100

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