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Purinergic Signalling

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 387–389 | Cite as

From the Sino-German collaboration on purines to the Chinese Purine Club

  • Yong Tang
  • Hai-Yan Yin
  • Peter IllesEmail author
  • Geoffrey Burnstock
  • Jiang-Fan Chen
Brief Communication

In the winter of 2011, Prof. Yong Tang and Dr. Zhan-Guo Gao met for lunch at the NIH (Bethesda, Maryland, USA). Based on the suggestion of Dr. Gao, Prof. Geoffrey Burnstock (Melbourne, Australia) was contacted, who recommended to set up a broad collaboration between Chinese scientists to investigate the purinergic hypothesis of acupuncture and also to promote the development of purine research in China. On this occasion, Prof. Peter Illes (University of Leipzig, Germany) was proposed by Prof. Burnstock to write a proposal together with Prof. Yong Tang (Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), China) and submit it to the Sino-German Center (Beijing, China) for financing the “1st Sino-German Symposium on Purinergic Signalling, Pain and Acupuncture” in Chengdu.

Apart from the “1st and 2nd Sino-German Symposia on Purinergic Signalling, Pain and Acupuncture” held in Chengdu between October 10 and 15, 2012 (Fig.  1). and in Leipzig between September 26 and October 12, 2017,...

Keywords

Chinese Purine Club History Sino-German Center Membership 

Notes

Funding

We are grateful to the Sino-German Centre for the Promotion of Science (GZ800, GZ919, GZ1402, GZ1479) for financial support. We also received grants from the Sichuan Provincial Administration of Foreign Affairs (SZD201731, SZD201846), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81373735, 81774437, 81873240), and Sichuan Science and Technology Program (2019YFH0108).

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Conflict of interest

Yong Tang declares that he does not have a conflict of interest.

Hai-Yan Yin declares that she does not have a conflict of interest.

Peter Illes declares that he does not have a conflict of interest.

Geoffrey Burnstock declares that he does not have a conflict of interest.

Jiang-Fan Chen declares that he does not have a conflict of interest.

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© Springer Nature B.V. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Tang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hai-Yan Yin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Peter Illes
    • 2
    • 4
    Email author
  • Geoffrey Burnstock
    • 5
    • 6
  • Jiang-Fan Chen
    • 7
  1. 1.School of Acupuncture and TuinaChengdu University of Traditional Chinese MedicineChengduChina
  2. 2.International Collaborative Center on Big Science Plan for Purine SignallingChengdu University of Traditional Chinese MedicineChengduChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province for Acupuncture & ChronobiologyChengduChina
  4. 4.Rudolf-Boehm-Institut für Pharmakologie und ToxikologieUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Autonomic Neuroscience CentreUniversity College Medical SchoolLondonUK
  6. 6.Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  7. 7.Wenzhou Medical UniversityWenzhouChina

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