Building Links between JIC and CAS: Towards a CAS-JIC Joint Centre

Lead Research Organisation: John Innes Centre


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Description Establishment the Centre for Excellence in Plant and Microbial Sciences, an alliance between the John Innes Centre and the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Exploitation Route Established alliance between UK and China
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Government, Democracy and Justice,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Description This was a partnership award to support the alliance of the John Innes Centre with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This partnership award directly led to the formation of the Centre for Excellence in Plant and Microbial Sciences, a new initiative between the John Innes Centre and the Chinese Academy of Sciences
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

Description Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS). 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My work, along with those at the John Innes Centre led to the formal establishment of CEPAMs, an alliance between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the John Innes Centre, situated on three campuses: John Innes, Norwich, SIPPE, Shanghai, IGDB, Beijing. This alliance has outlived and expanded well beyond this initial partnership award
Collaborator Contribution The Chinese Academy of Sciences has created extensive research funds to support this alliance, allowing the recruitment of 8 joint group leaders between the John Innes Centre and CAS
Impact CEPAMS has been a scientific and diplomatic success story. It has: ? supported 29 excellent CEPAMS collaborative research projects between CAS researchers and those at JIC (example outputs below); ? established 8 CEPAMS laboratories in Beijing and Shanghai, led by international, world-leading scientists and employing over 80 staff and students; ? organised 6 CEPAMS symposia bringing together scientists from CEPAMS partners and international guests (including those from the developing world) ? nurtured the Sino-UK bilateral relationship providing opportunities for UK Ministers, senior officials and learned societies to engage with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Government; ? encouraged "ABC" (Africa-Britain-China) collaborations.; ? established world-class governance, management and scientific quality assurance mechanisms.
Start Year 2014