One of the key members of GABRIEL Research Network, Christophe Mérieux Laboratory, Beijing functioning within Institute of Pathogen Biology (IPB) & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) sent a three member delegation led by Professor Lili Ren, Professor Zichun Xiang and Xiao Yan to visit ideSHi. The visit took place between 23 and 25 August 2019 with scientists from both ideSHi and CML, Beijing discussing the possibility of setting up a strong and mutually beneficial research collaboration between the two institutes. Although, these two laboratories are no strangers to each others work, as in 2015 a researcher from ideSHi went to CML-Beijing to receive training on protein expression and purification, no formal collaboration existed between the institutes when it came to conducting collaborative research projects. With this visit ideSHi hopes that the gap will be bridged.
During this visit scientists from both the institutes discussed in detail about setting up a project on research of respiratory microbiome to lay the first brick to the foundation of the collaboration between ideSHi and CML-Beijing.