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Our partners
The GlobalSeaweed-SUPERSTAR programme operates across four core partner institutions in the UK, Malaysia and Belgium .

SAMS is one of the UK’s leading marine scientific institutions. In 2013, SAMS became an Associate Institute of the United Nations University (UNU), firmly placing it as an international centre for marine research. Since 2000, SAMS has forged a major role in seaweed disease and biosecurity policy and research through Marie Curie Training Fellowships and UK initiatives, such as the NERC International Overseas Fund and the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund, which awarded £6.1M to the previous GlobalSeaweed-STAR programme.

The GlobalSeaweed-SUPERSTAR team at SAMS is led by Professor Elizabeth Cottier-Cook (Principal Investigator and Research Area Leader in Seaweed Resource Management).

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NHM is an international leader in research of the natural world. It curates >80 million specimens, generates >5 million museum visits, >8 million web visits and hosts over 10,000 scientific visitor days per year. It collaborates with researchers in over 100 countries, has ~165 externally-funded projects delivering research/training outcomes, and 80+ full-time PhDs and PDRAs. It has first-class Molecular Laboratories, including next-generation sequencing equipment with dedicated bioinformatic support.

The GlobalSeaweed-SUPERSTAR team at the NHM is led by Professor Juliet Brodie (Co-Investigator and Research Area Leader in Seaweed Conservation).

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The University of Malaya (UM) has its roots in Singapore with the establishment of King Edward VII College of Medicine in 1905. In 1949, the University of Malaya was formed with the amalgamation of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College in Singapore. The University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur was established in 1962. UM is a public research university located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the oldest university in Malaysia and is the highest ranking Malaysian institution of higher education according to several international ranking agencies. Today, UM has more than 2,300 faculty members and is divided into 12 faculties, two academies and three academic centres. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings, UM ranked at 70th in the world, 19th in Asia, 3rd in Southeast Asia and the highest ranked learning institution in Malaysia.

The GlobalSeaweed-SUPERSTAR team at the University of Malaya is led by Professor Dr. Phaik Eem Lim (Co-investigator and Research Area Leader in Climate Resilient Seaweeds).

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The United Nations University – Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies, Belgium acts as the “UN Think Tank” focusing on new patterns of regional and global cooperation and governance. Through its research activities, it connects scholarly knowledge with policy-making, aiming to contribute to the creation and maintenance of peace and stability.

The GlobalSeaweed-SUPERSTAR team at UNU-CRIS is represented by Dr. Nidhi Nagabhatla (Co-investigator).

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