Researcher Links Workshop

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Workshop to build collaborations between the UK and China.

Workshop theme: “Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates

Venue: The Chancellor’s Building at the University of Bath, Bath BA27AY UK


Professor Tony D. James, University of Bath (
Professor Mingyong Li, Shandong University (


‘British Council Researcher Links’ is a programme to provide opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and develop opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

This workshop will provide a forum designed to build relationships between early career researchers with overlapping interests, to promote collaboration that links the UK and China. Thus there will be a focus on building links for future collaborations and participants will be selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term projects. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentations or posters.

The coordinators and other mentors will act as moderators for group discussions among participants and provide logistical advice for developing longer-term projects to continue beyond the workshop.

Workshop Participants

Louis Adriaenssens University of Lincoln
Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro Durham University
Xiaoping Bao University of Southampton and Guizhou University
Richard Blackburn University of Leicester
Stephen Butler Loughborough University
Haider Butt University of Birmingham
JiaJia Chen University of Glasgow
Yuzhe Chen Beijing Normal University
Lupei Du Shandong University
Jianjun Du Dalian University of Technology
Robert Elmes Maynooth University
Nick Evans Lancaster University
Ross Forgan University of Edinburgh
Jonathan Foster University of Sheffield
Guzman Gil-Ramirez University of Lincoln
Yuan Guo Northwest University
Zhiqian Guo East China University of Science and Technology
Xiao-Peng (Franck) He East China University of Science and Technology
Jennifer Hiscock University of Kent
Ethan Howe University of Southampton
Wei Jiang South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC)
Euan Kay University of St Andrews
Bowen Ke Sichuan University
Jonathan Kitchen University of Southampton
Meng Li North China Electric Power University, Baoding
Kun Li Sichuan University
Zhiqiang Liu Shandong University
Paul McGonigal Durham University
Mark A. Olson Tianjin University
Yong Qian Nanjing University
Chris Serpell University of Kent
Xiaolong Sun University of Texas at Austin
James Taylor University of St Andrews
Sam Thompson University of Southampton
Laia Vilà-Nadal University of Glasgow
Xiaoning Wang Shandong University
Fuan Wang Wuhan University
Jiang Wang Shanghai Institutes of Materia Medica, CAS
Xin Wu University of Southampton
Youli Xiao Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS
Zhugen Yang University of Glasgow
Youjun Yang East China University of Science and Technology
Ling Zhang Xuzhou Medical University
Ying Zhou Yunan University