International Research Projects - East Asia

China
Hong Kong


CHINA


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Role of adiponectin on liver cancer cell behaviour

The project: The project will further deepen and extend our relationship with The University of Hong Kong through a joint project on liver cancer cell behaviour. We wish to further characterise the role of adiponectin in liver cancer with the establishment of a collaboration with Prof Aimin Xu of HKU, an international authority on adiponectin biology.

Partner: Sydney Medical School
Hong Kong University
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) International Project Development Fund

University of Sydney staff:
Dr Lionel Hebbard
Dr Liang Qiao
Dr Jacob George

Date: From Jan 2011


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China-Australia Collaborations in Diabetes and Obesity Research

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: A collaboration between Peking University and University of Sydney (CTC and BIONE) will establish a clinical trials centre in Beijing for diabetes and obesity, initially in adolescence. This will focus on national registry initiatives (type1DM, adolescent obesity, type2DM with harmonised data collection), clinical intervention trials, and health economics and health policy.

Partner: Peking University

University of Sydney staff:
Professor Anthony Keech
Professor Stephen Colagiuri
A/Prof Alicia Jenkins
A/Prof Stephen Twigg
Professor Ian Caterson

Date: From Jan 2011


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Process evaluation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) interventions in Anhui province China

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: The University of Sydney will lead a process evaluation and policy study of a community based cardiovascular disease (CVD) reduction program in rural China. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Lanzhou University, Gansu Province. CVD is a serious health, economic and social issue in rural China and an area of increasing need and research investment. The Menzies Centre has expertise in process evaluation and a knowledge exchange in this area will be of tremendous benefit to both Lanzhou and Sydney Universities.

Partner: Lanzhou University

University of Sydney staff:
Professor Stephen Leeder
Dr Justin McNab

Date: From Jan 2011


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Development of Novel Anti-tumour Agents: chelator-nanoparticles

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: The project funded by this IPDF grant application aims to expand and strengthen the established relationship between the Iron Metabolism and Chelation Program (IMC), Discipline of Pathology Program, Sydney Medical School and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China (NCNST) through a project to unite the expertise of the two institutions.

Partner: National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China (NCNST), Beijing

University of Sydney staff:
Professor Des Richardson
Dr David Lovejoy
Ms Louise Freckelton

Date: From Jan 2011


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Sino-Australian Symposium: Sports and rehabilitation Science

Project: Support provided by the Australia China Council will assist with the development and delivery of a joint research symposium and collaboration discussions focussed on the field of sports medicine between the University of Sydney and a number of key institutions in Beijing. The joint symposium will aim to establish long-term sustainable relationships and the identification of mutual research and educational interests.

Partner: Peking University

Funded by: The Australia-China Council

Date: Dec 2010


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Perinatal health in rural Shaanxi: a background survey for a large-scale community trial of the impact of micronutrient supplements in pregnancy on neonatal mortality

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: A survey to assess perinatal health, and health care services, is proposed for 10 poor rural counties in Shaanxi, north-western China, to provide a research training experience for post graduate students, and to gather background information to plan a large scale community trial of the impact of micronutrient supplements in pregnancy on neonatal survival. We will apply innovative survey methods to identify counties with the highest neonatal mortality rates and the poorest perinatal health care services, as sites for the future trial. It is planned for a University of Sydney MIPH/MPH student to join the field work and to use the experience for an honours project. A postgraduate student from XJTU will visit Australia for one month to also work o the survey data analysis.

Partners:
Xi’an Jiao Tong University

University of Sydney staff:
Associate Professor Michael Dibley - School of Public Health
Professor Heather Jeffery - School of Public Health
Dr Mu Li - School of Public Health
Ms Louise Freckelton - Office for Global Health

Date: Since Jan ‘10


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Breakthrough collaborative research project to reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: The University of Sydney will lead a Breakthrough Collaborative Project developed under the auspices of the APRU World Institute (AWI). The project aims to lower Cardiovascular Disease mortality in the Asia Pacific through the development of collaborative learning in the participating institutions’ teaching hospitals. The project will be overseen by a steering group of cardiology experts.

Partners:
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Peking University
Nanjing University

University of Sydney staff:
Professor Stephen Leeder - School of Public Health, and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Date: Since Jan ‘10


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Primary healthcare and the General Practitioner in China and Australia

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: We will develop a strong relationship with Fudan University and the Shanghai Medical Association on the theme of primary care by presenting at the Train the Trainer program and the Annual Conference of General Practitioners – Shanghai in Nov ‘09. By profiling our expertise in Primary Care we will enable innovative research with quality partners generating long term, sustainable relationship and research outcomes and training consultancies. A return symposium in Sydney in 2010 will also be held.

Partners:
Fudan University
Shanghai Medical Association

University of Sydney staff:
Ms Louise Freckelton
Dr Lyndal Trevena

Date: Since Nov '09


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Capacity building for international Nursing and Midwifery research collaboration

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

Project: The aim of this program to initiate an exchange visit between staff of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and nurses at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The Office for Global Health at the University of Sydney already has a significant research and teaching relationship with the medical and science faculties of Shanghai Jiao Tong. This program proposes to extend capacity for collaborative health research and professional development by initiating a research and teaching relationship with other members of the health team from Shanghai Jiao Tong, namely the nurses and/or midwives.

Partners:
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

University of Sydney staff:
Professor Jill White - Sydney Nursing School
Associate Professor Donna Waters - Sydney Nursing School
Ms Louise Freckelton - Office for Global Health

Date: Since Jan '10


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Physical activity and food energy intake during pregnancy: the ponderal index and its predictive value for BMI in the offspring

Funded by: The University’s International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School.

Project: This project will allow for a collaboration with the School of Public health at Fudan University on the detailed analysis of data collected on physical activity and food energy during pregnancy and the resultant impact on the child.

Partners: Fudan University

University of Sydney staff:
Dr Li Mu - School of Public Health
Associate Professor Michael Dibley - School of Public Health
Louise Freckelton - Office for Global Health

Date: Feb '08-Feb '09


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Glial-vascular dysfunction in a primate model for macular telangiectasis

Funded by: The University’s International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School.

Project: This project will allow for joint research into glial-vascilar dysfunction in a primate model for macular telanggiectasis.

Partners: Peking University

University of Sydney staff:
Professor Mark Gillies – Save Sight Institute
Dr Shen Weiyong – Save Sight Institute

Date: '08-'09


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The 1st Sino-Australian Symposium: Cancer research in the 21st century - A joint research symposium of the University of Sydney and Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Funded by: The University’s International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School.

Project: These funds support the holding of a joint cancer research symposium in Shanghai.

Partners: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

University of Sydney staff:
Professor Nicholas King - Discipline of Pathology
Louise Freckelton - Office for Global Health

Date: Since Jun '08


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Role of adiponectin on liver cancer cell behaviour

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: The project will further deepen and extend our relationship with The University of Hong Kong through a joint project on liver cancer cell behaviour. We wish to further characterise the role of adiponectin in liver cancer with the establishment of a collaboration with Prof Aimin Xu of HKU, an international authority on adiponectin biology

Partner: The University of Hong Kong

University of Sydney staff:
Dr Lionel Hebbard,
Dr Liang Qiao,
Dr Jacob George