On April 10, Academia Sinica President James Liao held a video conference with Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) President Hasan Mandal and Vice President Feza Korkusuz, as well as ten representatives from research institutes in Turkey, to discuss collaborative efforts in COVID-19 epidemic prevention. Following earlier collaboration with representatives from the U.S., Canada, the EU, and the Czech Republic, this meeting represents another milestone in AS’s mission of joining international forces in the fight against this disease.

President James Liao stated that in the course of scientific discussions views were exchanged on a number of key issues, including research and development of vaccines and medicines, rapid testing, animal models, etc.

In addition, AS faculty shared recent results in COVID-19 research with their Turkey counterparts, who expressed great enthusiasm as well as eagerness for future collaboration.