Atmospheric pollution & human health in a Chinese megacity
15 Mar 2016
The Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in a Chinese Megacity programme is supporting five four-year research projects that started in January 2016 to research air pollution in Beijing.
The programme is composed of four themes and theme 3, ‘exposure science and impacts on health’, aligns with MRC priorities in exploring the impact of our environment on health and wellbeing.
Two funded projects were selected under theme 3:
- Air pollution impacts on cardiopulmonary disease in Beijing: An integrated study of exposure science, toxicogenomics & environmental epidemiology (APIC-ESTEE) UK principal investigator Dr Miranda Loh, Institute of Occupational Medicine. Chinese principal investigator Dr Zhiwei Sun, Capital Medical University.
- Effects of air pollution on cardiopulmonary disease in urban & peri-urban residents in Beijing (AIRLESS) UK principal investigator Professor Frank Kelly, King's College London. Chinese principal investigator Professor Tong Zhu, Peking University.
The programme is a collaboration between MRC, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) With £5.5m UK funding, in part supported by the Newton Fund.
More details can be found on the NERC website.
Image credit: NERC