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.