MSI grant will build links with China's main pharmaceutical university

10 February 2012

Dr Zimei Wu, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Ministry of Science and Innovation and its equivalent in China with the intention of fostering linkages and research collaborations between the School of Pharmacy and China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing. The agreement falls under the NZ-China Research Alliance.

China Pharmaceutical University was Dr Wu's alma mater. Dr Wu already has a Masters graduate from CPU who has recently started a PhD at the faculty, working on novel formulation strategies for anticancer drugs in conjunction with Professor Bruce Baguley and Professor Bill Wilson from Cancer Research and A/P James Paxton from Pharmacology.

The $300k grant will sponsor further PhD student and staff exchanges with what is ranked the foremost pharmaceutical university in China with more than 12,000 students