Agilent and Monash University Sunway announce collaboration

LCGC Asia Pacific eNews

LCGC Asia Pacific eNews-12-16-2011, Volume 0, Issue 0

Agilent Technologies and Monash University Sunway campus have announced a collaboration to promote talent and skills development for genomics research in Malaysia.

Agilent Technologies and Monash University Sunway campus have announced a collaboration to promote talent and skills development for genomics research in Malaysia.

The partnership with a university in Malaysia is the first of its kind for Agilent and will help Malaysia to assert itself as a leading centre for life sciences research and development in Southeast Asia.

A centre of excellence, known as the Monash-Agilent Authorized Microarray Service Centre (AMSC), will be established at Monash University Sunway campus and will see knowledge-sharing between both organizations. The centre will be equipped with the latest microarray instruments and will provide competency training for the centre’s lab professionals.

Professor Dato’ Dr Anuar Zaini Md Zain, head of the school, said, “The establishment of the AMSC will be a timely boost in the collaboration between Agilent and Monash University Sunway campus, providing the opportunity to access advanced technologies to strengthen our current genomics research in diabetes, cancer, neurobiology and infectious diseases. The centre, together with existing technologies at the school, such as liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and proteomics, will encourage integrative and multidisciplinary research.”

Rod Minett, general manager, Agilent Life Sciences Group, South Asia Pacific and Korea, said, “We are excited about this collaboration with Monash University Sunway campus. The knowledge gleaned from the collaboration will not only contribute towards further understanding and preventing diseases, but also cement Malaysia as a centre for life sciences research and development.”

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