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Global Alliance approves five joint research projects


The Global Alliance was formed in 2016 as a tripartite agreement between University of California, Berkeley, the University of Cambridge, and National University of Singapore in order to develop innovative research across the three universities to address research questions that could not be answered by one institution alone. There are three themes within the Global Alliance: Precision Medicine, Cities, and Smart Systems.

Following a second funding call in May 2017, the Management Selection Committee has approved funding of the following five collaborative research projects:

  • "Opportunities for ecological adaptation to flood hazards in major global cities: London, Singapore and San Francisco" (Principal Investigator: Professor Thomas Spencer)
  • "Machine learning tools for personalised diagnosis in dementia"  (Principal Investigator: Professor Zoe Kourtzi)
  • "Healthy living in cities: my Personal Exposure Quality (MyPEQ)" (Principal investigator: Professor Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)
  • "Automating Approaches for Clinical Genome Interpretation" (Principal Investigator: Professor Steven  Brenner)
  • "Skin Deformation Assay Platforms for Pathogen- and Patient-Specific Diagnostics and Drug Development" (Principal Investigator: Dr Katherine Brown)

The three universities are delighted to approve these collaborative projects which will build upon the combined strengths of the universities, as well as their distinctive regional insights, to develop unique solutions to global problems.

Professor Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge

Professor Ho Teck Hua, Senior Deputy President and Provost Designate, National University of Singapore

UC Berkeley, the University of Cambridge and the National University of Singapore to support collaborative projects in themes including Precision Medicine, Cities and Smart Systems.

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