Scottish and Indian varsities partner for Research and innovation


As per news declared by the Scottish Development International, The Scottish and Indian Universities have signed strategic agreements for research in life science and marine biotechnology.

Agreements were signed between University of Dundee and Bangalore Bio Cluster and Scottish Association for Marine Science with Annamalai University and AMET University, respectively, for research in Life Sciences and Marine Biotechnology, a release of Scottish Development International said.

In order to create a joint Drug discovery Centre to tackle antimicrobial resistance, the University of Dundee has signed a MoU with Bio Cluster Bangalore. Also there is an active programme of the alliance.

The Drug Delivery Centre, a common contribution of the University of Dundee and Banglore Bio Cluster will be highly focused on effective prevention and treatment of the increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi, hospital-acquired infections and in major diseases like tuberculosis and malaria.

The University feels proud to be partnering with Bangalore Bio Cluster in antimicrobial drug discovery and look forward to applying a combined expertise to one of the most important of medical dilemmas – antimicrobial resistance says Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.

Recently, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) also has inked an MoU with Annamalai University and AMET University to cooperate more closely in education and research. The focus of the duet lies in marine biotechnology and microbiology.

The collaboration has further went to the next step as they have already begun the exchange of information and knowledge and funding is now being sought to support faculty and student exchange to develop long lasting relationships for the future said the Marketing Manager, Education at SAMS, Joanne Allday.

Scottish Development International is a joint venture between Scottish Government and its economic development agencies, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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