UK & China join forces for neuroprotection research

A report from the 1st UK-China Neuroprotection Research Platform Symposium and Workshop in Bradford has now been published.

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network helped sponsor the workshop by the University of Bradford in an effort to support the aim of the report.

The aim of the UK-China Neuroprotection platform is to promote collaborative research between British and Chinese scientists, in pursuit of a common goal of finding new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease and stroke.

A symposium and workshop was held from 4-6 December 2017 at the University of Bradford with representation from 9 UK institutes, 4 Chinese institutes and 1 UK small to medium enterprise.

The initial symposium and following workshop was facilitated by Paul Thorning and Qun Shao. Throughout the course of the symposium, participants presented their research from which 327 collaborative ideas and research questions were generated.

Toward the end of the workshop, 10 tangible multidisciplinary and multicentre projects were selected by participants from the hundreds of collaboration ideas generated over the two day period.

Dr Richard Dunn from the University of Bradford and Professor Wei Yang from China’s Zhejiang University presented talks detailing the funding landscape and opportunities in UK and China on the last day of workshop.