Canterbury Christ Church University is launching a new partnership with Comax Life Sciences who will be collaborating at the University’s Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab to investigate new ways to combat the transmission of diseases.
Their aim is to create scientific solutions to improve quality of life, working with academics from the School of Psychology and Life Sciences Dr Cornelia Wilson, Dr Lee Byrne and new Masters student Stefana Aprotosoaei, to provide novel, valuable insights into the techniques used to challenge the spread of infection. As part of the collaboration, Comax Life Sciences will also be funding a Masters Degree in Science (MSc) By Research.
The Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab allows students and staff to link-up with companies working at the cutting edge of research, helping to find solutions that lead to new treatments and ground-breaking discoveries.
The labs provide the University and its students with first-class facilities for science and research and is an added resource for local businesses.
“I am honoured to be working with Comax Life Sciences and truly believe that this collaboration will lead to great discoveries in the field of fighting the transmission of communicable diseases.
“Conducting research in a professional setting, where I receive all the support I need and have the chance to operate modern equipment, makes me feel part of something more: a group of scientists who wish to control disease spread by approaching prevention differently. In the future, this project’s outcome will provide novel, valuable insights into the techniques we can use to challenge the spread of infection.”
Stefana Aprotosoaei, Christ Church/Comax’s new Masters Degree in Science (MSc) By Research
Jason Comer Project and Commercial Director for Comax Life Sciences said: “The last couple of years have demonstrated the devastating and far-reaching impact that pathogenic diseases can have on the lives of individuals, as well as local and global economies. By bringing together business, research and innovation we can hope here with the University and the Discovery Park to make positive steps and reduce the future impact of such diseases, whilst at the same time helping the next generation of young scientists push the frontiers of knowledge forward to help alleviate the pain and suffering caused by disease and poverty.”
Dr Cornelia Wilson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Life Sciences, said: “This is a great opportunity to not only support a Master student but also to be part of Comax’s journey to help to combat the transmission of diseases.
“We appreciate that collaborating together will allow us to lead in science discovery. The impact of this project has the potential to transform people’s lives by making positive change across the world.”
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