Dr Muy-Teck Teh received China Foreign Expert Award for Technology Transfer
1 October 2014
Dr Muy-Teck Teh was recently awarded by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China to visit Guiyang Medical University (GMU) in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, South-West of China. Funded under the Technology Transfer Scheme, Dr Teh was invited by Prof Ma Hong, Dean of the School of Stomatology of GMU to provide a two-week research training workshop (7-21 Aug 2014) on a head and neck cancer diagnostic test - quantitative Malignancy Index System (qMIDS) – a technology developed within the Institute of Dentistry, QMUL. This workshop was part of the research strategy following the establishment of a China-UK Joint Research Initiative in May 2014 when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between QMUL and GMU.
The collaboration aims to establish:
• Technology development: to produce a cost effective non-invasive cancer screening kit.
• Innovation: collaboratively develop new treatments and technologies for head and neck cancer.
• Create and strengthen networks: identify other potential Chinese partners to strengthen the UK research and innovation network in head and neck cancer.
• Postgraduate Students: to establish a new channel for recruiting overseas students to pursue their postgraduate studies at QMUL.