on behalf of Professor Keith Brennan, Associate Dean for Internationalisation
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is delighted to be hosting a visit by a delegation of key researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM) on 24th and 25th September.
Principal Investigators are invited to join us for a two day Collaboration Symposium, which will include a series of research presentations from both UoM and SJTUSM investigators on a range of topics; opportunities to participate in panel discussions; opportunities to forge your own links to academics at SJTUSM; and discussion of funding opportunities which could be accessed to take new links forward.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/collaboration-symposium-tickets-49328403583 - options for either date or both are available
The detailed programme will be shown here once it has been finalised; themes are likely to include cancer, experimental medicine, the Shanghai birth cohort, and antimicrobial resistance
There will be an inward visit from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine on the 24th and 25th September 2018. We are planning to run this visit like a small research symposium, with panel sessions on areas of mutual interest and a short session on possible funding mechanisms. We hope that the discussions at the symposium will lead to the development of several collaborative research projects. More details will be available by the end of the month.
I would be very grateful if you could make a note of these dates and could make time to attend some of the symposium. I would also be grateful if you could highlight the symposium to staff within your research domains, particularly those wanting to understand the funding mechanisms available to establish international research collaborations with China or looking to gain access to very large clinical datasets.
Message from Keith Brennan: Below is some background information on SJTU School of Medicine:
We are looking to develop SJTU School of Medicine as a strategic partner of FBMH (http://en.sjtu.edu.cn/academics/schools/school-of-medicine/). Over the last twelve months, there have been three meetings with SJTU School of Medicine to identify areas of possible collaboration. Areas highlighted have included cancer, health informatics, musculoskeletal, antimicrobial resistance, cardiovascular and early human development. There is also scope for other areas.
SJTU is in the C9 league of Chinese universities, a 211 and a 985 university, and among the 42 universities identified by the Chinese Government to become world class. It is expected to develop world class research and teaching in 17 areas and these include: biology, basic medicine (biomedical sciences), clinical medicine, stomatology (dentistry) and pharmacy. SJTU ranks =59th worldwide in the overall QS ranking, placing them 4th in China. They also rank =117th worldwide in the QS ranking for Life Sciences & Medicine, placing them 3rd in China within this category.
During the last two years, SJTU School of Medicine has ranked 1st in China amongst medical colleges for the number of applications submitted and funded by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. SJTU School of Medicine has 12 affiliated hospitals. We currently have a contacts with two, Ruijin and Renji hospitals. There is a significant number of state, ministry and province funded laboratories in areas that match up well with our research domains:
• State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes
• State Key Laboratory of Medical Genomics
• State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism
• MOE Key Laboratory for Cell Differentiation and Apoptosis
• MOE Key Laboratory of Systems Biomedicine (under planning)
• Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease
• MOH Key Laboratory of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
• MOH Key Laboratory of Embryo Molecular Biology
• MOE Engineering Research Center of Digital Medicine
• Embryo and Reproduction Engineering
• Reproductive Medicine
• Combination of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in Prevention and Therapy of Osteoarthropathy
• Tissue Engineering
• Ocular Fundus Diseases
• Vascular Biology
• Children’s Environmental Health
• Pancreatic Disease (under planning)