CTI Timeline

The CAMS-Oxford International Centre for Translational Immunology is a joint venture between the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), China Centre for Disease Control (China CDC), Beijing's You'an Hospital (You'an), the University of Oxford's Human Immunology Unit (HIU), and the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM).

This timeline details notable events that have taken place since the CTI started.

2018

China Vice Premier and Minster of National Health Commission visit to CTI Beijing

May 2018

China Vice Premier Madam Sun Chunlan and Minster of National Health Commission Ma Xiaowei visited CAMS Oxford Centre for Translational Immunology Beijing branch on 14th May 2018, accompanied by Professor Xuetao Cao and Professor Wang Chen (President of CAMS).

CTI PIs discovered new cell population promotes tumor progression

Apr 2018

A team led by CTI PI Professor Xuetao Cao published a paper recently (Han et al, Cell Volume 173, Issue 3, 19 April 2018, Pages 634-648.) identified a tumor-induced new population of erythroblast-like Ter-119+ Ter-cells in the spleen of tumor-bearing mice. 

Professor Cheng’s Visit to Oxford WIMM Day

Apr 2018

Professor Cheng, the director of CAMS Haematology Institute, visited Oxford 19th-20th April 2018 to participate the Annual WIMM Science Day.

CSC-CAMS/PUMC Oxford Student Interviews 2018

Mar 2018

The CSC-CAMS/PUMC Oxford Student Interviews were held in Beijing in March 2018.

2017

Professor Xuetao Cao at British Immunology Society annual meeting

Dec 2017

Professor Xuetao Cao delivered key note speech at the British Immunology Society annual meeting 2017, Brighton

China Vice Premier in Oxford for Signing of Research Collaboration

Dec 2017

The Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu Yandong, visited Oxford to witness the signing and launching of Chinese Academy of Medical Science Oxford Institute, which builds on CTI and will expand and develop existing successful collaborations between the two organisations and countries.

Launching of the CAMS Oxford Institute Mini-Symposium

Dec 2017

In celebration of Launching of CAMS-Oxford Institute, a special mini-symposium was held in order to further promote the collaborations and sharing the best science and exchange ideas between scientist from Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Medical Science Division / Oxford University.

NDM-CSC Interviews 2017

Nov 2017

PIs from Oxford travelled to China in November to perform the annual NDM-CSC student interviews.

Minister Consular Mr Yingli Wang from the Chinese Embassy visited Oxford

Aug 2017

Professor Tao Dong gave an update to Minister Consular Mr Yingli Wang from the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy about CAMs Oxford joint centre for translational Immunology.

CAMS Institute in Oxford Meetings in China

May 2017

Detailed discussion about the CAMS Institute in Oxford were held in Shanghai between Professor Xuetao Cao, Professor Tao Dong, Mr Darren Nash, Professor Wang and Professor Wu.

1st CSI-BSI Joint Symposium and 5th CTI Symposium in China

May 2017

The 1st CSI-BSI Joint Symposium on Immunology & the 5th CTI Symposium was held in Shanghai on May 24 to 28th, 2017. This symposium was Co-hosted by Chinese Society for Immunology (CSI), British Society for Immunology (BSI), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), Oxford University, and co-organized by National Key Laboratory of Medical Immunology.

Oxford/CAMS/CSC Joint MD/PhD Programme Meetings in China

May 2017

Meeting in China for the Oxford MD/PhD programme which is in collaboration with CAMS and the China Scholarship Council.

Dong and Zhang collaboration won the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Award

May 2017

Professor Yonghong Zhang and Professor Tao Dong’s collaboration in Beijing You’an Hospital recently won first prize for the Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Award. This resulted in the above video being broadcast on Beijing television. Both Professor Dong and Professor Zhang were pleased to win and are looking forward to ongoing collaborations between Oxford and Beijing You’an Hospital.

 

Oxford/CAMS/CSC Joint MD/PhD Programme Initial Meetings in China

Mar 2017

Professor Tao Dong, Mr Darren Nash and Sir Ivor Crewe (Master of University College, Oxford) visited CAMS for initial discussions about the Oxford MD/PhD programme in collaboration with CAMS and the China Scholarship Council.

2016

4th CTI Symposium in Oxford

Dec 2016

The 4th Annual CTI Symposium was held in Oxford.  The Symposium was hosted by the University of Oxford at the Nuffield Department of Medicine Research Building.  The purpose of the symposium is to bring scientist from the Oxford and China collaboration together. There were nine delegates from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and ten attendees from Oxford present at the symposium.  It was a small but informative Symposium with talks being given by members of the delegation.

Signing of the Letter of Intention in Oxford

Dec 2016

Signing of the Letter of Intention in Oxford between CAMS and the Medical Sciences Division, Oxford.

CAMS 60th Anniversary celebration

Oct 2016

Mr Darren Nash gives a key note talk at the CAMS 60th Anniversary celebration, at the International Summit on Strategies for Medical Innovation.

Vice Chancellor Meeting at Ministry of Health in China

Sep 2016

The Vice Chancellor visited China to meet with LiBing, Chair of the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission. At this meeting they agreed on CAMS and Oxford Joint Institute which will be based in Oxford.

Xinjiang Tumour Hospital visit to Oxford

Apr 2016

Collaborators from the Xinjiang Tumour Hospital visited Oxford.

Beijing You'an Hospital Visit to Oxford

Mar 2016

The CTI, NDM departments and MRC Human Immunology Unit of Oxford University hosted a visit by the You’an Hospital in Bejing who are key collaborators to the CTI initiative. The visitors also included the Director of the You’an Hospital, Professor Ning Li.

CAMS Medical School Visit to Oxford

Mar 2016

The CTI had the honour to host several visitors from the Medical School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The meetings were aimed at building up collaborations in medical research, clinical training and teaching programs between newly formed CAS Medical School and Oxford Medical Science division, in particular NDM and MRC Human Immunology Unit.

Professor George Gao Visit to Oxford

Feb 2016

Professor George Gao, Director General for China CDC visited Oxford.

2015

Professor Xuetao Cao Visit to Oxford

Dec 2015

Professor Xuetao Cao, President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences visited Oxford.

WIMM / CTI Visit to China

Dec 2015

Professors Douglas Higgs, Unit Director at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and Professor Dong, the Director of the CTI, visited China as part of their continuing efforts within the CTI to promote research exchange between China and the University of Oxford.

International Young Immunologist Symposium

Nov 2015

Professor Xuetao Cao, President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, personally invited Clare Hardman, a graduate student in Professor Graham Ogg’s research group to speak on the 16th November in the prestigious International Young Immunologist Symposium at the 10th annual meeting of the Chinese Society of Immunology (CSI) in 2015. The 2015 CSI meeting was held 14-17 December in Beijing, China, and was attended by over 1,800 scientists. This was the second year for the International Young Immunologist Symposium, which featured selected 11 early-career researchers from seven different countries.

Professor Tao Dong Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Oct 2015

Professor Tao Dong had the honour of being invited to meet President Xi Jinping, who currently leads the Chinese government.  The reception in London recognized Professor’s Dong’s crucial role in promoting ongoing collaborations between the UK and China at the CTI.

Joint CSC/NDM/CTI Student Interviews in China

Oct 2015

The fourth year of the successful joint student interviews held by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Nuffield Department of Medicine/CTI. The interviews, held in Beijing, aim to offer funded DPhil places to the most promising Chinese graduate students. This year’s Oxford delegates included Professors Robert Gilbert, Professor Tao Dong, Mr Darren Nash, Professor Yvonne Jones and Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones. Seven students were offered four-year DPhil placements which will be funded jointly by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

Silk Road Cancer Immunology International Symposium Series in China

Sep 2015

Professor Tao Dong, Professor Sir Andrew McMichael, Professor Yvonne Jones and Mr Darren Nash from the Nuffield Department of Medicine travelled to Urumqi and Kashgai in China, as part of the One Road, One belt initiative. They represented the department at the Silk Road Cancer Immunology International Symposium Series.

Professor Graham Ogg Visit to China

Sep 2015

Professor Graham Ogg visited Beijing’s Peking University in September 2015 to discuss ongoing projects with his regular collaborator, Professor Hua Hong from Beijing University.

Dr BeiBei Wang Visit to Oxford

Aug 2015

Visiting Scholar Dr BeiBei Wang from Ditan Hospital in Beijing, sponsored by the China Scholarship Council, visited Oxford.

Oxford Students and Post Docs Visit to Xinjiang Tumour Hospital

Jul 2015

The Xinjiang Tumour Hospital hosted two successful visits from students and post docs from the CTI and the Nuffield Department of Medicine, aimed at building on collaborative agreements, and strengthening ties between the two institutions to jointly run the research space at the Xinjiang Tumour Hospital.

Oxford CTI Visit to China

Jun 2015

Collaborators and students from Oxford visited Beijing's You'an Hospital.

3rd CTI Symposium in China

Apr 2015

The 3rd Annual CTI Symposium was held in Jinan, China from the 25th to 26th April 2015. The symposium was hosted by the China Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), which has partnered with the University of Oxford for the CTI initiative bringing scientists from Oxford and China together.

Oxford Post-docs Visit to China

Feb 2015

Post-Docs from Vincenzo Cerundolo's Group visited Beijing's You'an Hospital in China.

Post-doc and Graduate Student Exchange Visits Between Oxford and China

Jan 2015

Throughout 2014 and 2015 exchange visits were held for post-docs and graduate students between Oxford and China.

2014

Xinjiang Tumour Hospital Visit to Oxford

Dec 2014

Professor Geng and Professor Wang from Xinjiang Tumour Hospital visited Oxford.

Oxford PIs Visit to China

Oct 2014

Oxford PIs visit the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) in China.

2nd CTI Symposium in Oxford

Mar 2014

The second CTI symposium was held in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine to discuss the initial results that had been generated by the collaborating researchers in the previous year.

2013

1st CTI Symposium in China

Nov 2013

First CTI Symposium. Post-doctoral researchers from participating University of Oxford groups travelled to China for a couple of weeks, to establish the projects and generate the initial data.

Signing of the MOU for CAMS/Oxford CTI

Apr 2013

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Hamilton, and the President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Professor Cao, sign the MOU for CAMS/Oxford Center for Translational Immunology.

Signing of the MOU for Oxford / Beijing's You'an Hospital

Apr 2013

Mr Darren Nash and Director Li Ning sign the MOU for the Oxford collaboration with Beijing's You'an Hospital.

2012

NDM Delegation Visit to China

May 2012

NDM delegation visit to China to celebrate the collaboration between Oxford and China.