Current opportunities for collaboration

The grid below highlights some of the projects and topics for which Newton partner country researchers are currently seeking a UK collaborator or a UK host institution for open calls. It is possible to sort entries alphabetically by "Research area"; "Partner country"; "Partner institution" and "Call". 
To request further information about any of the projects and their lead applicants, please contact us at  specifying which project you are interested in, and we will provide you with further details.   

Proposed project or topic for collaboration

CD8+ T cells, Crohn's Disease, immunity​

The incidence of Crohn's disease in Brazil increases 11% per year and we only have one treatment released by the public health system (anti-TNF). The aim is to bring knowledge back to Brazil, form partnerships, and promote advance in the field of inflammatory bowel disease, aiming for better management and treatment of Brazilian patients in the future.

Health, disease management, immunologyBrazilHospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Academy of Medical Sciences Newton International Fellowships

Breast cancer, RNA splicing, Hippo YAP, microenvironment​

This laboratory have discovered a novel isoform of Hippo, a tumor supressor that involved in mechanotransduction and cell growth regulation. They were able to detect the isoform only in breast cancer cell lines. However, they still do not have systematic patient data that would allow them to determine whether the isoform is differentially expressed in different breast cancer subtypes and other types of cancer. This project has the potential to reveal a new therapeutic target for breast cancer, a disease that kills over 16 thousand women in Brazil every year.​

Health, cancer biology, targeted therapiesBrazilUniversity of São Paulo
Academy of Medical Sciences Newton International Fellowships

​Multimodal MRI, brain network, anxiety, depression, treatment

This project aims to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment in order to develop novel treatment interventions. The hope is to identify the objective biomarker of emotional disorders and better understand what creates a successful treatment for each individual, facilitated by the translation of neuroimaging findings. This would help us to identify emotional disorders, evaluate their progress, and guide treatment protocol based on objective neuroimaging data.

Mental health, targeted therapiesChinaSichuan University
Academy of Medical Sciences Newton International Fellowships

Surgical Anatomy, neurosurgical treatment, public health​

Neurosurgical treatment can be a financial burden to the public health system. Appropriate allocation of resources help in optimizing treatment results for patients. Complication avoidance in neurosurgery makes treatment safer for patients and is of interest to the whole Health System. We apply microsurgical anatomy associated with cost-effective choices of technological tools and adhere strictly to surgical protocols to improve results in a Public Neurosurgical Department. This project aims to cooperate with other centres in order to attain such goals.​

Public health, global health managementBrazilIMIP Hospital Metropolitano Oeste Pelopidas Silveira
Academy of Medical Sciences Newton Advanced Fellowships