The Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research (LPBR), established in November 2011, is one of the research centers supported by Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Department. As one of the leading centers in China for primate research, LPBR consists of multiple research groups specializing on the fields of stem cells and regenerative medicine, genomics and human complex diseases, neuroscience, transgenic technology and cryobiology. LPBR serves as one of the national centers for NHP biomedical studies, and is open to national and international collaborations.
Officially founded in 1954 and with the history started from 1925, Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) is one of the top 100 universities in China, and the largest university as well as the only polytechnic university across Yunnan province. KUST has 3 campuses, all located in Kunming City. With 27 faculties (schools/colleges) and 3,900 staff members, KUST is offering over 300 degree programs at Bachelor, Master and Doctor levels to around 40,000 full time on-campus students. The programs cover engineering, science, management, economics, medicine, law, arts, philosophy, agriculture, and education. In 2005, KUST was ranked by the Chinese Ministry of Education as the first Excellent University in Yunnan Province for its undergraduate programs. The programs of engineering and materials of KUST are ranked by ESI as the top 1% worldwide.