Programme Phase Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances

The Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances (PSA) is currently in the Strategic Alliance Phase. 

Programme Phase

The Programme Phase ran from 2008-2013. Only projects that had already been selected for the programme in the Project Phase were eligible for the five-year Programme Phase. These projects had to be expanded into a more structural cooperation form. The six projects that were selected have intensified research cooperation between China and the Netherlands.

The six projects

The programme consisted of the following six projects. Please find the summaries of these projects under Documents.

Biotechnology and Drug Research

Baculovirus-insect cell interactions: keys for tailoring viral entry, processing and release
Prof. J.M. Vlak (Laboratory of Virology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Centre) and Prof. Hu Zhihong (Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Genomics of nutritional and developmental traits in Brassica
Dr A. B. Bonnema (Wageningen University and Research Centre) and Prof. Wang Xiaowu (Vegetables and Flowers Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

Environmental Sciences

Effects of human activities on the eco-morphological evolution of rivers and estuaries
Prof. H.J. de Vriend (Delft University of Technology), Prof. P.M.J. Herman (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO), Prof. Zhou Jianjun (Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University) and Prof. Ding Pingxing (State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University)

Sustainable resource use in rural China: Institutions, policies, and markets
Prof. A.P.J. Mol (Mansholt Graduate School, Wageningen University and Research Centre) and Prof. Qu Futian (Nanjing Agricultural University)

Material Sciences

Novel catalytic materials for chemicals and renewable energy
Prof. R.A. van Santen (Netherlands Organisation for Catalysis Research/Schuit Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology) and Prof. Can Li (Dalian Institute for Chemical Physics, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian)

Nanoscale materials for bone regeneration
Dr. J.A. Jansen (Department of Biomaterials, University Medical Centre, Radboud University Nijmegen) and Prof. Li Yubao (Research Centre for Nano-Biomaterials, Sichuan University)