Yesterday marked a momentous occasion for SHARE and the University of Dundee School of Medicine as we welcomed back Professor Fuji Nagami from Tohoku University (Japan).
SHARE in collaboration with the School of Medicine had the privilege of hosting Professor Nagami for a seminar on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
Professor Nagami is the Deputy Chair for the Department of Public Relations and Planning which administer the systems and environment of the huge Tohoku Medical Megabank Project. Specialising in Science Communication and Public Relations of Science, Professor Nagami leads this project which aims to make data and information accessible globally for wide usage and to facilitate more advanced research outcomes.
During his visit, Professor Nagami explored the possibility of introducing a trial-ready scheme into existing cohort studies and biobanks, seeking valuable insights from the University of Dundee colleagues. The seminar was an in-person-only event.
The Tohoku Medical Megabank project, a large-scale Japanese genome cohort and biobank initiative, was a focal point of the seminar. Attendees had the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of this ground-breaking project, gaining a deeper understanding of its significance in the field of medical research.
The overseas guest speaker, Professor Fuji Nagami, and Professor Colin Palmer, one of the directors of the SHARE project, both delivered talks and presentations during the seminar.
SHARE team and the University of Dundee Medical School expresses its sincere gratitude to all participants for their support and presence, contributing to the success of the seminar. Professor Nagami and Dr. Nishijima received a warm Scottish welcome, fostering international collaboration and knowledge exchange. The seminar proved to be a resounding success, reinforcing SHARE and the Medical School's commitment to advancing medical research and global academic partnerships.