The University of Hyderabad (UoH) and University of Bradford, UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on polymer based materials for therapeutics for diseases like cancer and tuberculosis. The research effort relies on novel nanotechnology based approaches to solving problems of current interest and the results are expected to have great societal impact due to the nature of diseases involved.
The MoU exemplifies the multi-disciplinary and international nature of research collaboration which brings together the School of Engineering Sciences and Technology and School of Life Sciences on the University of Hyderabad side and the School of Chemistry in the University of Bradford. This was part of the visit of Prof. Brian Cantor, Vice Chancellor of University of Bradford to the University of Hyderabad. He also delivered a distinguished lecture titled “Multi-component and High Entropy Alloys”in the University.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Brian Cantor and Shri P. Sardar Singh, Registrar of University of Hyderabad at a function held in the evening. It is expected that this modest beginning will lead to a long term relationship between the two Universities to include several other areas of research.
Prof. Stephen Rimmer will be the coordinator from University of Bradford and Dr. Pradip Paik, faculty at School of Engineering Science & Technology will be the coordinator from UoH.