Navigation Links
NTU seals global partnerships on environmental sciences R&D
Date:2/18/2009

Bacteria is often thought of as harmful yet few know that bacteria can be used for water treatment. To further research the role of bacteria in water treatment, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is partnering with three leading institutions across three continents. Researchers will study the mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication in bacteria. A greater understanding of the microbial will enable us to come up with better solutions for water and wastewater treatment and industrial processes. The result of the study can even help in drug design for human diseases.

The three premiere institutes that NTU is partnering are the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS). The partnership will leverage the strengths of each institution to enhance collective capabilities and establish cutting edge environmental science education and research. This, in turn, will advance excellence in environmental sciences and engineering research as a whole, leading to more effective applications for the industry. The aim is to ensure a better quality of life through clean air, water and land, and sustainability of natural resources.

The collaboration, which is an expansion of NTU's global network in environmental sciences research and development, will also help to propel Singapore's efforts to become a global hub for environment and water for business, investment, research and technology.

"We are happy to expand our network of global partners. HUJI is ranked amongst the top universities in Israel and in the world. UNSW is one of Australia's leading universities, and China's GUCAS is the largest independent institution for postgraduate education in Asia. They are well-respected institutions in the area of biosciences and biotechnology. Environmental biotechnology is also a key capability within NTU's Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) ecosystem. Such formal partnerships will help strengthen the existing person-to-person collaborations, and expand the excellent ties between the countries, open the doors for more world-class research, and allow NEWRI to continue build its leadership in this domain," says Prof Ng Wun Jern, Executive Director of NEWRI, NTU.

NTU President Dr Su Guaning signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dr Deng Yong, University Council Chairman, GUCAS, on 17 February 2009. A week earlier, on 10 February, NTU Provost Prof Bertil Andersson inked the collaboration with Prof Leslie D Field, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), UNSW while on 16 December 2008, he formalised the partnership with HUJI Rector, Prof Sarah Stroumsa.

The scope of the MOUs includes visits by and exchange of staff and post-graduate students for research, teaching, sharing of information, and joint performance of R&D projects.


'/>"/>

Contact: Esther Ang
estherang@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6804
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Southern Ocean seals dive deep for climate data
2. Mercury pollution causes immune damage to harbor seals
3. Global Warming and the Habitability of Planet Earth, Sept. 26
4. Green skies: Engineers work may reduce jet travels role in global warming
5. Scientists in first global study of poison gas in the atmosphere
6. North Americas northernmost lake affected by global warming
7. IEEE-USA innovation forum will help prepare US tech leaders to prosper in a global marketplace
8. Majority of Americans want local action on global warming, says poll
9. International team of scientists warns of climate changes impact on global river flow
10. Changing the global dietary environment
11. Global deal fuels QUTs world-changing research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Vehicle Anti-Theft System ... over the next decade to reach approximately $14.21 billion by 2025. ... forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 21, 2017 Optimove , ... by retailers such as 1-800-Flowers and AdoreMe, today ... Recommendations and Replenishment. Using Optimove,s machine learning algorithms, ... product and replenishment recommendations to their customers based ... predictions of customer intent drawn from a complex ...
(Date:3/20/2017)... At this year,s CeBIT Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visited the ... the DERMALOG stand together with the Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe. ... largest German biometrics company the two government leaders could see the three ... as DERMALOG´s multi-biometrics system.   Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... Nanomedical Diagnostics ... biotherapeutics development, announces the launch of the new NHS Agile biosensor chip ... binding data for a wide range of molecules, including small and large molecules, ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... by various biotic and abiotic factors. During this educational webinar, participants will learn ... as well as gain a better understanding of how genomics is important for ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Market researcher Kalorama Information ... article regarding the telemedicine market.  The telemedicine ... Information.  The article, "Heart and Asthma ...  used information from Kalorama Information,s Remote Patient ... Market  (Sleep, Diabetes, Vital Signs /EKG ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... ... August 09, 2017 , ... ... week-- as students. From August 14th through the 16th, the University City Science ... in the summer of 2016, provides Philadelphia-based middle school educators an opportunity for ...
Breaking Biology Technology: