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Riken Teams with Indian Research Centers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Japan's Riken announced that it has launched two virtual joint research centers with three Indian collaborators.

Riken has teamed with India's National Center for Biological Sciences, the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, and the Indian Institute of Science in establishing the new joint research centers. These new centers will facilitate scientific exchange and collaborations between the partners in the fields of biology, life sciences, and materials science.

The RIKEN-NCBS Joint Research Center will initially focus on supporting the exchange of research staff, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral students working in biological sciences, and will include NCBS's allied institutions the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms.

The partners signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday in Bangalore, India.

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