ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Some of the biggest minds in bio-medicine converging on the University of Michigan campus for a two-day event.

This symposium is bringing together some of the leaders in the field of biomedical research to talk about how much has already been discovered, and where those discoveries will take us moving forward.

Among those leaders is Dr. Francis Collins.

He is currently the director of the National Institutes of Health, but he worked at U of M from 1984 to 1993 and was a part of research teams that discovered the genes responsible for several inherited diseases, including cystic fibrosis.

Dr.  Collins says the symposium is reflective of the important research going on at U of M.

“University of Michigan is one of the strongest medical research institutions in the country,” said Collins, “and some $600 million go to that University every year of medical research funds that come from the National Institutes of Health.”

That two-day biomedical symposium is free and open to the public.  It takes place Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15, in the Forum Hall and Great Lakes Room, at 100 Washtenaw Ave. on the Ann Arbor campus.

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