Professor Richard Mellanby was presenting recent data from the VitDAL at the China-UK Life Science and Medicine Summit which was held last week in Beijing. The meeting was organised by the Wellcome Trust and senior scientific organisations in China including the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and brought together over 100 UK and Chinese scientists working in a diverse range of scientific fields. The meeting was a great success and provided an excellent forum in which to discuss future collaborations during the conference and social events which included a trip to the Great Wall of China.