East-West Alliance

18 March 2014

New DNA-editing technology spawns bold UC initiative


BERKELEY —The University of California, Berkeley, and UC San Francisco are launching the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) to lead a revolution in genetic engineering based on a new technology already generating novel strategies for gene therapy and the genetic study of disease. The Li Ka Shing... Read More

23 January 2014

Li Ka Shing Foundation gives US$3 million to Stanford for ‘big data’ initiative

Mr Li is a longtime supporter of Stanford University. He visited the University in September 2010 to unveil the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge together with Stanford President John Hennessy, and met with the students and faculty there.|李先生長期支持史丹福大學。他曾於2010年9月到訪該大學,與校長約翰軒尼斯一同為「李嘉誠知識研究中心」揭幕,並與學生和教職員見面。|李先生长期支持斯坦福大学。他曾於2010年9月到访该大学,与校长约翰轩尼斯一同为「李嘉诚知识研究中心」揭幕,并与学生和教职员见面。

]STANFORD, Calif. — The Li Ka Shing Foundation has provided a US$3 million planning grant to the Stanford University School of Medicine for a new initiative to explore ways of harnessing the vast repositories of biomedical data to improve human health and lower health care costs. This latest gift will... Read More

03 May 2013

Prime Minister joins Sir Ka-shing Li for launch of £90m initiative in big data and drug discovery at Oxford University

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(London, 3 May 2013) The new Centre for Health Information and Discovery, made possible with a donation of £20 million from the Foundation, was launched by the Prime Minister David Cameron and Mr. Li Ka-shing. The focus of the new Centre is to tap the potential of “big data” to revolutionise health... Read More