Update on Science and Technology in South Africa - including Newton Fund activities
Professors Rachel Mills and Damon Teagle have just returned from their first visit to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) where they initiated a number of areas of collaboration as part of a new partnership between the University of Southampton and NMMU in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
South Africa and the United Kingdom have established the first three bilateral research chairs to strengthen research and innovation capacity between the two countries.
The Institute of Food Research and Jiangnan University have collaborated to initiate a UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotic Research.
Six new research partnerships looking at ways of tackling the rise of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have been created with £4.5m investment by the UK Research Councils: BBSRC, ESRC and MRC through the Newton Fund.
Understanding the southern Asian monsoon and its effects on the world's climate is the focus of a new UK research collaboration in India.
MEXICO - The development of a number of techniques to improve shrimp larvae in their resistance and size, is something that for several years the specialists of the Center for Biological Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR) have been focused on.
The persistence of bird flu poses a serious risk to economic and food security, as well as public health worldwide. A UK-Vietnam collaboration is helping to understand how the virus persists under the radar, to help prevent the next major outbreak.
The Indian Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan commended the growing UK-India research partnership, as he participated in the UK-India observational campaign to study monsoon variability today in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
University of Westminster researchers awarded Newton Fund grant through Medical Research Council (MRC) to help combat childhood obesity in Mexico.