Steady and good cooperation relations with China gives Danish research a strategic lead in gene research. 60 million DKK is invested in a great research project on genetics in Denmark.
“The cooperation agreement is a result of more than 25 years of scientific collaboration and 15 years of lobbying in China,” says Professor Lars Bolund, Aarhus University to the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten.
As a result 60 million DKK has been granted from Beijing Genomics Institute in China to the project on human gene research in Denmark.
Denmark has a long tradition of research and experience on studies on the population and analysis of data. Furthermore, the Danish health system provides precise data of the patients. These are reasons for the Chinese interest in investments on research in Denmark.
Despite the progress of research and development in China, Lars Bolund is sure that China will keep up the good cooperation:
“The Chinese has a tradition of sustaining cooperation. A Chinese saying is as follows: Teacher for one day, father for life.”