There are a number of ways in which academics can collaborate with the group on research projects, and we are always happy to develop new relationships with people at other institutions.
Firstly it is possible to come and visit Cambridge for a period of time to work in the laboratories here. This is generally something that would require funding to be provided (assuming that it wasn't already covered in a project budget) to cover accommodation/salary costs and use of equipment (though this and any departmental visitors fees are relatively small). A number of our collaborators also visit on a regular basis and can acquire official visitor status or in some cases honorary membership of one of the colleges.
It is also possible for members of the group to visit other institutions in order to lecture, provide experimental assistance, training or similar. Details of such arrangements would have to be worked out on a case by case basis and would be dependent on staff availability.
Finally we are always open to the possibility of collaborative research projects. This might simply take the form of greater knowledge exchange in areas of mutual interest but can extend to larger joint funded projects. We have been involved in a number of similar projects in the past and have experience of working as part of collaborative research teams, both with academia and industry and within the UK and internationally. If collaborative grant applications are of interest, then please do not hesitate to contact us.