Did you know that we can design, manufacture and optimise tiny channels like the one in the picture below to separate precisely cells? We have ongoing projects to use such channels for the separation of parasites causing neglected tropical diseases to better understand their mode of transmission to humans. If you are interested, do not hesitate to send an email - we would be more than happy to further discuss our research with you!
Ewa presented our research on deformability induced lift force for purifying stem cell derived products using microfluidics at the microTAS conference in Taiwan... with a little bit of sightseeing too :-) More about her project here.
Honoured to have been invited by the Royal Academy of Engineering for the 6th Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium. I spent a couple of days in Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam - discussing the place of engineering in healthcare. Lots of exciting discussions around medical diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance.
September is usually the month students finish their placement and last Friday we sadly had to say goodbye to Heather, Elise and Kornelia (short description of their projects below). Before them, we already had to say good bye to Alisdair Gordon and Pavan Kashyap. Thank you so much for your hard work, it was a pleasure working with you all and I am sure we will be in touch soon :-)
Although this looks like a personal website - nothing would be possible without them. Research is all about team work, from people just spending few weeks for a summer internship to PhD students spending several years on the project. I am very grateful to work with such great and talented people - THANK YOU !
Absolutely honoured to be one of the nine engineers who received a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship for 2018-2023. Exciting time ahead!
Ewa presented her work using Real-Time Deformability Cytometry to characterise manufactured red blood cells from stem cells at the Flowcytometry conference 2018. You can learn more about this work here. Fantastic line of speakers during the conference - including Garry Nolan presenting his work on next generation single cell "mass cytometry".
After a first lab in Edinburgh - it was great to see again the Cruciblists first in Glasgow (8 June) and then in Dundee (28 June). The Scottish Crucible was a fantastic opportunity to meet talented researchers from vary different backgrounds - would definitely recommend it to Early Career Researchers. If you want to know more about the Scottish Crucible, check here.
Are you interested in a summer project, PhD or post-doc on medical diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance, please get in touch! More information about my research available in the video below...
We are delighted to announce that we received a prestigious Ingenious Public Engagement Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering to promote biomedical engineering in schools. The project - Circuits! - will allow engineers and teachers to co produce a new teaching tool focusing on circuits used for biomedical applications. Circuits! is led by Proteus’ Dr Helen Szoor-McElhinney and myself and aims to inspire the next generation of biomedical engineers.
The project started in May 2017 and we plan to have the new teaching tool in schools by June 2018. Follow the latest exciting news about this project here.