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GEE PIs awarded "Sea and Currents" funds for international initiatives

25 May 2016

The successful applications were chosen according to how well they fit the criteria: potential for the future, fit with the Global Engagement strategic plan, benefit to UCL and the Faculty and making a difference in some significant way to research, education or other aspects of life.

Of the 7 successful applicants from across the Faculty two are in GEE.  

Dr Nazif Alic (GEE / Institute of Healthy Ageing): research collaboration with Monash, Australia
The funds will support a visit to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia to establish collaborations with Matt Piper's lab there. The collaboration will span research (on transcriptional regulation of nutritional responses in the fruit fly) but we would also like to see if student exchange (something that would involve students going from one place to the other) is something that could be set up.

Professor Helen Chatterjee / Dr T. Kador (GEE): establishing a network for object-based learning with Sweden
The central activity of this application will be a three-day visit to Uppsala University. One day will entail a workshop - focusing on research into object based learning and identifying approaches to evaluating the methodology's impact - with academic partners and staff members from Uppsala University and its museums (c.20 participants). On the following two days we will hold smaller meetings with our academic partners from Uppsala University and arrange visits to the University museums - including the Museum of Evolution, Museum Gustavian, the Coin and Art Collections and the Botanical Gardens - to meet with their managers and curators.