Scientific partnerships

Melissa Dewulf
One of our ambition is to play a significant role at the international level in the field of quantitative biology. Discover our international scientific partnerships.

Memorandum of Understanding

PSL-Qlife gathers a large number of teams from different institutes that already foster a large number of international collaborations. In addition, over the past years, we signed  two memorandum of understanding (MOU) with international institutes.

The first one was signed with the University of Pékin (PKU) during their visit in Paris for the meeting we  organized together in July 2019 (1st bioimaging joint meeting). It led to an agreement to join forces for bioimaging, a key tool for research in quantitative biology.

The second one was signed during the visit of the Quantitative biology institute (QBI) delegation in Paris for the QBI/PSL-Qlife joint meeting that took place in September 2019. As both institutes share the same interests and focus on quantitative biology, this MOU is an agreement to join forces for research in this field.

In addition, being part of PSL University allows a further international visibility as it signed MOUs with international research institutes.


Collaboration with the QBI

The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) seeks transformative results in biomedicine by supporting fundamental quantitative research in the biological sciences through significant collaborative efforts.

Following our joint meeting in September 2019, and in addition to the MOU we signed together, we decided to strengthen our collaboration with the QBI through different actions :

  • In spring 2020, we launched a joint call for application, which led to the funding of 4 collaborative projects between teams from our network with ones from the QBI.
  • In December 2020, an online joint symposium will be the opportunity for researchers from both institutes to present their work around "Complex Biological Phenomenon and Quantitative Approaches". We hope to repeat these joint meetings on an annual basis.


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List of universities who PSL signed an MOU with

University of Cambridge (UK), UCL (UK), NYU (US), Columbia University (US), Berkeley University (US), Technion (Israël), Australian National University (Australia), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), The Hong-Kong University of science and technology (HK), University of Chinese academy of science (China), Tsing Hua University (China), Peking University (China), Shanghai Jiao tong university (China), National Taiwan University (Taiwan), University of Chicago (US)