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Success stories

Welcome to our success stories – projects that have achieved remarkable things with Newton funding. If you’ve received Newton funding and want to share a success story, email enquiries@newtonfund.ac.uk.

Informing a rapid response to Brazil's Zika outbreak
Informing a rapid response to Brazil's Zika outbreak

A Newton funded research collaboration between experts from Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Recife (Fiocruz) and the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research played a major role in Brazil’s response to the Zika epidemic...read more

Safe water for local communities in Colombia
Safe water for local communities in Colombia

The growing mining industry in Colombia is causing heavy metal pollution in lakes and rivers. Researchers have developed a portable, cost-effective and user-friendly device that allows the effective monitoring of water...read more

Powering the car industry's green revolution
Powering the car industry's green revolution

Electric vehicles have the potential to revolutionise modern transportation and reduce fossil fuel emissions. A Newton-funded researcher has developed a more efficient and environmentally friendly battery for use in electric vehicles...read more

UK-China innovation simulates extreme rainfall to test flooding resilience
UK-China innovation simulates extreme rainfall to test flooding resilience

Ground-breaking climate science developed in collaboration between leading UK and Chinese experts has been used for the first time in the UK’s National flooding resilience review...read more

Uncovering the hidden spread of Zika in Brazil
Uncovering the hidden spread of Zika in Brazil

An international research collaboration carried out genome sequencing to understand Zika virus’ genetic make-up and track the spread of the virus across Brazil...read more

Improving diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children
Improving diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children

As much as 8% of the Thai population is affected by rare genetic diseases. Using the recognised expertise of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, this Newton Fund project supported Chulalongkorn Paediatrics to develop their own genomics platform...read more

Antibiotic colistin now banned as feed additive for animals in China
Antibiotic colistin now banned as feed additive for animals in China

Results of a UK-China research collaboration have been pivotal to informing a ban by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture on use of antibiotic colistin as an animal feed additive in China...read more

Making water safe for all
Making water safe for all

Indian researcher Chandrasekaran J. (Chandra) is helping to provide safe, clean water to people living in India thanks to support from the Newton-Bhabha Fund...read more