The School of Life Sciences at Sussex University has been awarded British Council funding to develop its teaching and research collaboration with Mahidol University, one of the leading research institutions in Thailand.

The School received the award under the UK-Thailand Transnational Education Development Project, delivered by the British Council in collaboration with Thailand’s Office of the Higher Education Commission and eight Thai research universities. The award will fund the exchange of up to seven academics in pharmaceutical science, neuroscience and biotechnology.

Reviews call for better education for young scientists.

Two eminent British academics have published recommendations to improve the job prospects of graduates in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) degrees. Reviews by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Professor Sir William Wakeham said that students would benefit from universities and employers working together to expand work experience opportunities.

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Crown Bioscience Inc., a global drug discovery and development services company, has reached an agreement with UK’s University of York to exclusively license and commercialize the university’s unique collection of patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for prostate cancer. Jean-Pierre Wery, PhD., president of Crown Bioscience, said: “This agreement benefits cancer researchers around the world because these models will now become more widely available,” “With this agreement, we can offer researchers one of the largest, if not the largest, collection of well-validated prostate cancer PDX models.”