Leeds-China collaboration in Membrane Biology: the 3rd Joint Symposium, September 20-28, 2009

Chris Godwin, RCUKFunded by an RCUK grant from its China Summer School scheme, and with support from Leeds, Nankai and the SKLBMB (Chinese State Key Laboratory of Biomembrane and Membrane Biotechnology), this 9-day symposium was held in two successive stages at the CAS Institute of Zoology, Beijing, and Nankai University, Tianjin. A strong UK delegation composed of 8 academic members and 5 PhD students from the University of Leeds, and 1 eminent professor from the University of Glasgow, shared their recent research findings with the 180 plus Chinese participants who included professors and research students from Tsinghua, Peking, Nankai Universities, and the two CAS Institutes of Zoology and Biophysics. The combination of high standard lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and poster discussions throughout the symposium provided PhD and early stage postdoctoral researchers with a wonderful opportunity to gain an appreciation of cutting-edge techniques that are being used to study membrane proteins, while the inspirational keynote plenary lectures given by several leading world authorities provided another highlight of this exciting event.

Poster session

Further information from:
Dr Bing Liu
Tel: 0113 343 7567

Image top right: Chris Gordon, Director of RCUK China Office, addresses the symposium
Image bottom left: Students discussions at a poster session