TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, and Fujitsu
Taiwan LTD. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Monday for
building a platform of genomics and bioinformatics research to jointly
promote computational biology, cultivate personnel training for
bioinformatics, and develop biology analysis software.
Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung, president of NCKU, and Ikegami Ichirou, general
manager of Fujitsu Taiwan, signed the MOU on behalf of their respective
With a solid engineering research of NCKU, which helps promote the
application of genetics study, the input from Fujitsu, a leading
Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, and the
prospective NCKU genomics and bioinformatics research platform are
expected to enlarge NCKU's role in global genetics research.
With the MOU, the cooperation between NCKU and Fujitsu will be escalated
to another level as their partnership will strengthen the collaboration
among academia, industry, and government in Taiwan and Japan.
In his welcoming speech, President Hwung of NCKU said that NCKU's
partnership with Fujitsu is based upon shared benefits and strong
collaborations. Under the MOU, both parties will establish a platform to
help develop genomics research.
Ikegami Ichiro pointed out that NCKU is the first university in Taiwan
Fujitsu has looked forward to cooperating with.
NCKU has many distinguished researchers in the biological field and
well-rounded research environment, he said. "NCKU's research on genomics
and the original species of Taiwan has shown great achievement and its
extensive relations with world-renowned scientific institutes are
fruitful in collaborated results."
The initial cooperation between NCKU and Fujitsu will focus on nurturing
talents, followed by data collecting of Taiwan original species and the
personnel training for biology data analysis, according to Chi-Chuan
Hwang, chair professor of NCKU Engineering Science.
Fujitsu and NCKU will jointly build a research platform of genomics and
bioinformatics, explore the important genomics research issues, and
share R&D results.