Dublin, Ireland, May 18, 2023. In the afternoon today (in Dublin) and in the morning in Havana, a virtual meeting was held between Irish and Cuban researchers, from the University College of Dublin (UCD) and the “Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology” of Cuba, (CIGB, for its acronym in Spanish), respectively.
When inaugurating the event, Dr. Alfonso Blanco, Director of “Flow Cytometry of the Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research” of the UCD, highlighted the strategy towards Latin America and the Caribbean that Ireland has proposed until 2025, which includes greater cooperation between both regions. In this regard, he referred to the importance of this meeting, not only for Ireland and Cuba, but also for the establishment of greater links between researchers dedicated to these issues from European, Latin American and Caribbean countries.
During the scientific exchange between the UCD and the CIGIB, the main topic discussed was the global fight against cancer, such as those that affect the prostate and ovaries, topics in which both institutions have achieved internationally recognized progress. Likewise, they explored and identified other research areas of mutual interest, and possible opportunities for cooperation and connection between counterparts in order to foster future partnerships.