On Dec 13-17th 2015, Prof Frangi visited the Beijing Normal University in China. The invitation came from a former PhD student of CISTIB when it was based in Barcelona, Dr Chong Zhang. Who introduced Dr Frangi to Prof Z Wu and Prof X Wang both at BNU. Chong was a former colleague of Zhongke when they were both in Singapore.
This visit was to progress a joint review paper as well as to learn about the work at BNU in medical image analysis. They are both outstanding researchers with an impressive track record of journal publications also in medical image analysis. Prof Frangi had the chance to hear presentations delivered by several students from Prof Wu and Prof Wang. The trip also included time to consider possible new avenues of research and collaboration. During the visit Prof Wu and Prof Wang made display of their warm hospitality by organising a visit the Forbidden City and arrange a dinner enjoying Peking Duck and cooked home-made dumplings. Prof Frangi described the trip as “A whole new experience!”
These trips are important for CISTIB for two reasons. Firstly, it is a great way to touch base and support former centre alumni, as they represent the extended CISTIB family. Secondarily establishing international collaborations are crucial for us to continue growing as a research group and attracting talented researchers.
We hope to bring you more news on how CISTIB is establishing international connections. If you wish to get in touch please contact with the information in the contact section of this website.