Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > UQ has new scientific collaborations with China

Abstract:
New collaborations between The University of Queensland and China could help unravel the causes of brain disorders like schizophrenia and combat Hendra Virus.

UQ has new scientific collaborations with China

Queensland | Posted on June 21st, 2010

Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development Andrew Fraser has announced $1.7 million in Smart Futures Funding for Professor Perry Bartlett of UQ's Queensland Brain Institute and Professor Anton Middelberg of UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

"Professor Bartlett's team will progress work involving the study of brain function, learning and cognition in fruit flies which have 60 per cent of genes in common with humans," Mr Fraser said.

"Professor Middelberg's funding will enable work on the UQ developed Microbial Vaccine Platform that has the potential to create new vaccines in weeks."

Professor Bartlett will receive $1 million to work with researchers at the Institute of Biophysics within the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Professor Midd elberg will receive $720,000 to collaborate with Tianjin University.

"Professor Bartlett will now be able to progress work on a joint laboratory between Queensland (within the Queensland Brain Institute) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences," he said.

Professor Bartlett said the funding would enable world-leading research to identify the genes involved in learning and memory and our understanding of what happens in disorders like dementia, depression and schizophrenia.

"The Academy also has a human 7-Tesla fMRI facility which we are very keen to work closely with to not only build up our expertise but determine the right equipment mix for our Brisbane laboratories," Professor Bartlett said.

Professor Middelberg, who was named earlier this year as the 2010 Smart Futures Premier's Fellow, will use the funding to advance his work on rapid and cost-effective vaccine development.

"We've been very keen to work with Tianjin University and create a truly collaborative approach to one of the big issues in world health - how to respond and prevent disease outbreaks quickly," he said.

Professor Middelberg's research will target three diseases: Influenza, GAS (an infection prevalent in Australia's Indigenous community) and Hendra Virus.

The grants were funded under the Queensland Government's $91.3 million Smart Futures Fund's National and International Research Alliances Program.

Mr Fraser made the announcements today at a State Lunch to mark the 21st anniversary of Queensland's Sister State-City relationship with Shanghai this year.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Media contact:
Treasurer's office
3224 5982 or 3224 6361

Professor Perry Bartlett
Director, QBI
3346 6311

Copyright © University of Queensland

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Transparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics: Start-ups in these fields show above-average momentum, while companies working on emissive displays such as OLED are fading, Lux Research says April 17th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Champions Oncology, Inc. April 17th, 2014

'Life Redesigned: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology' Lecture at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, April 30: Biomedical Engineer James Collins to Speak for BSA Distinguished Lecture Series April 16th, 2014

ECHA Planning Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials April 16th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

'Life Redesigned: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology' Lecture at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, April 30: Biomedical Engineer James Collins to Speak for BSA Distinguished Lecture Series April 16th, 2014

ECHA Planning Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials April 16th, 2014

UT Arlington physicist creates new nanoparticle for cancer therapy April 16th, 2014

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries: Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode April 16th, 2014

Academic/Education

Director Wally Pfister joins UC Berkeley neuroengineers to discuss the science behind ‘Transcendence’ April 7th, 2014

First annual science week highlights STEM pipeline and partnerships: UB, SUNY Buffalo State and ECC team up with the City of Buffalo and its schools for April 7-11 events April 3rd, 2014

Global 450 consortium announces new general manager of internal operations: TSMC’s Cheng-Chung Chien Receives Unanimous Support, Brings History of Innovation and Efficiency to Global Consortium of Companies Driving Industry Transition to 450mm Wafer Technology March 26th, 2014

NanoTecNexus to Host "Chemistry of Wine" Fundraiser in Support of STEM Education - Collaborations Key to Success - March 20th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Champions Oncology, Inc. April 17th, 2014

UT Arlington physicist creates new nanoparticle for cancer therapy April 16th, 2014

Nanobiotix Appoints Thierry Otin as Head of Manufacturing and Supply April 15th, 2014

PAM-XIAMEN Offers UV LED wafer April 15th, 2014

Announcements

Transparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics: Start-ups in these fields show above-average momentum, while companies working on emissive displays such as OLED are fading, Lux Research says April 17th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Champions Oncology, Inc. April 17th, 2014

Aerotech X-Y ball-screw stage for economical high performance Planar positioning April 16th, 2014

Energy Research Facility Construction Project at Brookhaven Lab Wins U.S. Energy Secretary's Achievement Award April 16th, 2014

Nanobiotechnology

Targeting cancer with a triple threat: MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time April 15th, 2014

Biologists Develop Nanosensors to Visualize Movements and Distribution of Plant Stress Hormone April 15th, 2014

In latest generation of tiny biosensors, size isn't everything: UCLA researchers overturn conventional wisdom on nanowire-based diagnostic devices April 11th, 2014

Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles April 10th, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles April 10th, 2014

Peer Reviewed and Approved for Science by the the Washington Academy of Sciences April 3rd, 2014

New JEOL-Nikon MiXcroscopy Correlative Imaging Solution March 27th, 2014

Quantum Dots Take Center Stage at Inaugural Event: QD Vision Co-Founder and CTO Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan to Chair First Quantum Dots Forum, March 26, 2014, San Diego, CA March 25th, 2014

Research partnerships

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity: X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity April 16th, 2014

Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide: Rice, NTU scientists unveil CVD production for coveted 2-D semiconductor April 8th, 2014

Carbon nanotubes grow in combustion flames April 1st, 2014

Never say never in the nano-world March 31st, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE







  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE