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Int'l magnetobiology center settled in Hefei

Updated:Jan 08,2021 10:30 AM AHFAO

The International Magnetobiology Frontier Research Center (iMFRC) was established recently in Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Relying on the steady-state high magnetic field facility, based on the Science Island, working together with CAS Institute of Electrical Engineering and CAS Institute of Geology and Geophysics, and in close cooperation with relevant international research teams, the center will explore the unknown fields of magnetobiology in the world's scientific and technological frontier and for the life and health of the people, with the focus on the three major directions of magnetic effect, magnetic induction, and magnetic technology.

Over the years, the research team of the high magnetic field center has established a stable international cooperation and innovation mechanism with many top scholars in this field, including those from Oxford University, Harvard Medical School, and Czech Academy of Sciences. They have carried out a large number of basic, forward-looking, strategic and interdisciplinary research work on some frontier scientific issues in the high magnetic field, and achieved noticeable innovative results.

At present, the center is composed of 18 members from seven countries, including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, the Czech Republic and Brazil. Its research units include top international universities and research institutions such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, and Oxford University. In the future, more scientists in this field will be invited to join in.