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Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for new research programme

  • Kong Harald og Dronning Sonja bevitnet signeringen sammen med Singapores statsminister og hans kone.

    The MoU Signing Ceremony was witnessed by H.E. President Tony Tan and Mrs. Tan, and HH.MM King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Here surrounded by students.

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    Thomas Keilman, Forskningsrådet

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway was signed October 11, 2016. 

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for new research programme

Mr. Leong Bin Chia, Temasek and Pro-rector Halvor Hektoen, NMBU signed the MoU.

Mr. Leong Bin Chia, Temasek and Pro-rector Halvor Hektoen, NMBU signed the MoU.

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Thomas Keilman, Forskningsrådet
The new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is intended to facilitate a collaborative joint research programme, which will include training, dissemination of information and exchange of faculty, students and staff and commercialization of research outcome.

The collaboration will initially focus on, but is not limited to, programmes related to research on:

(1) Aqua-genomics: Development of temperate and tropical lines of food fishes through genomic selection,

(2) Gut microbiome: Identification of microbes and application to nutrition and health of selected food fish and livestock,

(3) Microbiomes as bio-resources for application to biomass valorization, and

(4) Sustainable food future: Development of selected food crop via molecular-assisted breeding.

Mr. Leong Bin Chia, Temasek and pro-rector Halvor Hektoen, NMBU shaked hands to close the memorandum.

Mr. Leong Bin Chia, Temasek and pro-rector Halvor Hektoen, NMBU shaked hands to close the memorandum.

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NMBU
Pro-rector Halvor Hektoen signed the MoU on behalf of Rector Mari Sundli Tveit.

"Temasek Life Science Laboratory is a small, but prestigious laboratory in biotechnology that conducts research on plant diseases, plant science, animal science and aquaculture science. In addition, the laboratory conducts research within genetics, food, and genetic engineering. This is spot on for NMBU. Temasek is also big on innovation and entrepreneurship. We are looking forward to developing a good relationship with Temasek, and the partnership will enable us to work closer with research environments in Asia and Africa. Temasek works very closely with China, India, Indonesia and African countries," said Hektoen.

Temasek is a research institution solely, so there will be no exchange of students.

Temasek Lifesciences Laboratory is a part of Temasek Corporation,  a large corporation which holdings include Singapore Airlines and the zoo in Singapore. Temasek is owned by the state of Singapore, but operates on a commercial basis.

Published 12. October 2016 - 13:59 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:11