The two-day UCLA–Peking University Joint Research Institute symposium will highlight the results of collaborative research by UCLA and PKU scholars in the areas of science, engineering and medicine and showcase new developments by leading faculty at both universities.
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- Medicine - Oct 30 European salamanders and newts vulnerable to fungal disease from Asia
- Business - Oct 30 Bringing space research closer to home: a roundup from Imperial’s SpaceLab 2014
- Business - Oct 30 Q&A with U-M Ford School dean: Economy and midterm election campaigns
- Medicine - Oct 30 Edie & Lew Wasserman Building opens in Stein Plaza at UCLA
- Environmental Sciences - Oct 30 They know the drill: UW leads the league in boring through ice sheets
- Physics - Oct 30 Lord of the Microrings
- Social Sciences - Oct 30 From pro- anorexia sites: 'dangerous stigma escalation'
- Medicine - Oct 30 Newly found fungus is threat to salamanders worldwide
- Medicine - Oct 30 Treating Ebola patients in Liberia: A Stanford physician’s story
- Social Sciences - Oct 30 Halloween reflects re-enchantment with the world, Stanford anthropologist says
- History - Oct 30 Major new history project will investigate the 'Tudors of Central Europe'
- Arts - Oct 30 Cornell plaster casts: 'embraced, defaced and dethroned'
- Life Sciences - Oct 30 Penn Medicine: Study Identifies Potential Treatment Target for Cocaine Addiction
- Life Sciences - Oct 30 U of M seeks public input on aquatic invasive species research
- Medicine - Oct 30 The Coming of Age of Stem Cell Therapy
UCLA-Peking University symposium highlights scholars’ collaborative research, innovations
The first day of the symposium will feature sessions on innovations in materials science, information technology, environmental science, epidemiology, and biological and medical sciences. The second day will include lab tours and discussions on next steps for collaborations, along with a tour of the Port of Los Angeles, with an emphasis on air quality and environmental improvements.
Tong Zhu, of PKU’s College of Environmental Science, will discuss formation processes and the health impacts of atmospheric pollution in Beijing and the North China Plain.
Jeff Burke, of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and UCLA’s Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance, will discuss named data networking and the future of civic and cultural information technology.
Jing Huang, of UCLA’s molecular and medical pharmacology department, will discuss new molecules that fight aging.
XiaoDong Hu, of PKU’s physics department, will discuss his exploration and study of LED lighting systems for the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, China.
Kai Lei, of PKU’s Center for Internet Research and Engineering, will discuss the research and practice of content-centric networking with P2P and video streaming.
Established in 2008, the UCLA–PKU Joint Research Institute promotes collaborative research in science, engineering and medicine, as well as student and faculty exchanges. It is the one of the largest collaborative research efforts between a UC campus and an overseas university, involving 150 faculty members from both universities.
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