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JST is to fund 3 research projects coordinated by Japan and UK within the framework of the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)

 On January 5, 2018, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced that they would commence support for three collaborative research projects in cooperation with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) on the topic of "Marine Sensors Proof of Concept". This support will be provided as an activity of JST's FY2017 Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP). The selected projects are as follows:

(1) "Development of in situ particulate radioactivity sensor"
(2) "RamaCam - In situ holographic imaging and chemical spectroscopy for long term scalable analysis of marine particles in deep-sea environments"
(3) "Alleviating the 'Sample to Sequence' Bottleneck Using Novel Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Nucleic Acid Extraction Technologies"