In early August, University of Westminster’s Biomedical Sciences Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Biotechnology and Biochemistry at PSG College of Arts and Science (PSGCAS) in Coimbatore, India.

PSG, a premier group of educational institutes, was established in 1947 and today hosts thousands of students and researchers within the college of Art and Science. The MoU was initiated by Dr John Murphy and Dr Kalpana Surendranath from the department of Biomedical Sciences at Westminster, indicating a strengthening of the Indo-UK research collaborations between the two universities and creating valuable international academic exchange opportunities.


MoU with PSG

Dr Kalpana was invited as the chief guest of a CRISPR human genome editing workshop and entrepreneurship lecture, where she signed the MoU for future academic collaborations. The signing ceremony took place at PSG College’s Council Hall in the presence of Dr Brindha (Principal of PSGCAS), Dr Selvarajan (Secretary), Professor Madhan Shankar (Head of Department of Biotechnology) and several other notable academic and professional staff.

Both universities believe that great benefit can be achieved through the MoU, including advancement of education, research and service in Global Health. The MoU will also work towards enhancing student experience, as well as promoting collaborative academic research publications and advanced biomedical research. Both universities are especially keen to take on the innovative CRISPR human genome editing technology to fight infectious diseases and human cancers.

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