Chinese Professors visit TORT Centre

Four Professors from Chinese universities visited the Institute of Motion analysis and Research (IMAR), Ninewells Hospital and Medical School on 21 July 2017.

The delegation was made up of Professor Tao Zhang, a computational neurobiology and physiology researcher, Head of Department of Zoology and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Professor Zhuo Yang, an experimental neurobiologist and physiologist from Nankai University Medical School, Professors Zhipeng Liu and Tao Yin, biomedical engineering researchers from the Laboratory of Medical Physics and Measurement, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College.

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Left to Right: Professor Zhuo Yang, Professor Tao Zhang, Dr Weijie Wang, Professor Tao Yin, and Professor Zhipeng Liu at the IMAR Sports lab at the TORT Centre.

Tianjin University has had collaborative connections with IMAR for more than a decade now thanks to the efforts of Dr Weijie Wang. For the past four years an academic visitor from Tianjin has come to IMAR and worked with local colleagues for anything up to six months.

During the visit, these professors were given a guided tour of the Foot, Sports, Gait and Motion Analysis labs within the TORT Centre whilst discussing potential collaborations with Dr Wang. They also explained their own particular areas of research, and look forward to welcoming colleagues from Dundee to their institutes in Tianjin. Both sides are interested in the research directions of both Universities and feel there is the possibility to apply for grants for interdisciplinary research projects.