Scientists in China and UK work to help tackle global health epidemics

University of Birmingham scientists are working with partners in Guangzhou to develop new drugs that could help to tackle global health epidemics that also have an impact on China’s rural communities.

Researchers at University of Birmingham identified a promising hit for anti-Tuberculosis therapy and quickly initiated a drug discovery effort. Researchers at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH) are now working with University of Birmingham scientists to design and synthesise new molecules with better drug-like properties. 

The British and Chinese teams are using innovative data sharing technology – developed by the University of Birmingham– to help them to work faster and more effectively whilst separated by thousands of kilometres.

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