The Newton Fund and the Zika virus were linked before the global public health emergency declaration in February this year, as UK and Brazil researchers have been working together since 2015. The Fund continues to fund research in this area, including fully understanding the virus and its increasing number of disease symptoms. In this news article, researchers have shed more light on how the Zika virus works, by sequencing the full-length genome of the virus from a patient.
As part of an official visit to Vietnam, the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond paid a site visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) on 12 April 2016, accompanied by the British Ambassador and the British Council Country Director. The Foreign Secretary was warmly welcomed by VAST senior management and Newton Fund awardees currently working at VAST.
Ministers agree future of UK-India science and innovation collaboration, including Newton-Bhabha Fund. The Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, co-chaired the fifth UK-India Science and Innovation Council with his Indian counterpart Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences on Wednesday 15 June.
Research funders MRC, Newton Fund and Wellcome Trust join forces to tackle the global threat posed by the Zika virus.
UK Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson has today (30th June 2016) announced an annual £1 million Newton Prize to recognise the Newton Fund’s best science or innovation that promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries.
The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) South Africa is a strategic collaboration between the Met Office and the South African Weather Service (SAWS). It is an integral part of the Met Office's portfolio of work within the Newton Fund - part of the UK Government's official development assistance (ODA). The aims of the Newton Fund and WCSSP South Africa are to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.
Further understanding the links and interactions between the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and the world's climate is the focus of a major new research programme, funded by the Newton Fund
UK businesses can win a share of £1.5 million to work with Turkish businesses on solutions to challenges in the agri-food sector in Turkey.
£200,000 boost for Scots researchers taking green energy project to Indonesia