A Manchester-Beijing Strategic Parntership in Molecular Life Sciences

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Life Sciences


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Description The grant was a partnering award, promoting exchange and collaboration between scientists in Manchester and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. This has greatly improved communication between researchers at the two locations, which will further strengthen research links between the two partners At least 3 ongoing scientific collaborations have already arisen out of the grant. This has resulted in three scientific manuscripts that have been published, on circadian rhythms, on protein trafficking and on Golgi function, in discipline of cell and developmental biology.
Exploitation Route At least one substantial collaborative research grant application is planned. Additionally, exchange of researchers between Manchester and Beijing in the future is likely.
Sectors Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2017/170209-pr-turning-off-protein-tap-new-clue-neurodegenerative-disease/
Description We have improved collaboration between scientific researchers in Manchester and Beijing. This will bring long term benefits to research at both places, and will contribute to cultural enrichment.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

Description Manchester-Beijing partnership 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have held 2 international symposia, one in Beijing and one in Manchester. These have involved presentations from investigators at both locations, as well as additional attendees from the two host sites. In addition, there have been exchanges of research staff between the two sites to carry out experimental work.
Collaborator Contribution See above.
Impact There are currently 3 papers in preparation. In addition, one joint research grant application is currently being prepared.
Start Year 2010