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Prof Wong Tien Yin (5th from left) with GIS Executive Director Prof Patrick Tan (6th from left), GIS Acting Executive Director Prof Liu Jian Jun (3rd from left) and other delegates from Tsinghua Medicine.

26 May 2023 – Delegates from Tsinghua Medicine visited the Genome Institute of Singapore, with the purpose of holding discussions on potential collaborations between the two institutes. The visitors also toured the GIS laboratories to have a clearer understanding of our facilities and technical capabilities.

The delegates were led by Prof Wong Tien Yin, Founding Head and Chair Professor of Tsinghua Medicine. Prof Wong, a pre-eminent ophthalmologist and physician-scientist, was appointed by Tsinghua University, China, as University Professor, and Founding Head of Tsinghua Medicine, which was inaugurated in January 2022.

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Prof Wong is also Senior Consultant and Medical Director at the Singapore National Eye Centre.

Dr Tam Wai Leong (extreme right), Deputy Executive Director, Laboratory of Translational Cancer Biology; and Associate Director, Precision Medicine and Population Genomics (Somatic), providing an overview of the joint laboratories located at GIS.