Alan Stewart was recently in Xining, Qinghai Province, China, where he delivered seminars in two Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institutes. These included the North West Institute of Plateau Biology, where he was bestowed the honorary position of Guest Professor. This is in part due to a new collaborative award of ¥400,000 from CAS to Dr Ruitao Yu, an Associate Professor at the Institute and former Visiting Scholar in the Stewart Group. During this new project, Dr Yu will spend another 3 months in Dr Stewart’s lab to examine the serum albumin binding characteristics of medicinally relevant natural products. Also whilst in Xining, Dr Stewart delivered a Keynote Lecture at a High-End Forum focussed on medicinally-relevant natural products and their usefulness for treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dr Stewart’s trip to China was funded by the Administration of Foreign Experts of Qinghai Province.