EPSRC Global Engagement Grant with India

11 July 2012

The potential and promise of India as a hub for low-cost manufacture of complex biological products such as vaccines is being realised. Today, one of every two children in the world is immunised with a vaccine manufactured in India. It is to this purpose that the Department has received funding from the EPSRC to engage with industry and academic groups in India working in the field of vaccine development and manufacture. The scope is to develop closer ties through joint research ventures and secondment opportunities. In January 2013 we are planning a three month research exchange of two of our researchers and will host two Indian researchers at UCL. Later in March/April 2013 we are planning to deliver a Vaccine Development training event in India. The Department has already delivered a very successful Vaccine Development MBI training course and seeks to deliver an abridged version of the course to Indian biotech and academic institutions. Attendance will be open to all and UK/EU/US companies can use this opportunity to network with a wider audience in India and raise their profile abroad.

For more information about this initiative, please contact Dr Tarit Mukhopadhyay at t.mukhopadhyay@ucl.ac.uk

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