Do you have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical biology? Interested in nanomaterials for medical diagnostics? Get in touch! We have a two-year PDRA position that might be just for you ! The project is a collaboration with Dr William Peveler (School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow), Prof. Carl Goodyear (Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow), Dr Michael Murphy (Glasgow Royal Infirmary) and Dr Kenneth Baillie (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh). Deadline for applications on the 09/03/2020 with more details here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BYN888/research-associate
As always, a fantastic trip to Toulouse. Honoured to have been invited as external examiner for now Dr Alberto Jorge Valencia Navarro on his PhD thesis entitled Micro-scale study of the first stage of cake formation for the microfiltration of model particle and yeast suspensions: In-situ and real-time experimental approach, supervised by Philippe Schmitz and Christine Lafforgue-Baldas. Congratulations Alberto and the team!
A great opportunity to also catch up with the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute and special thanks to Nicolas Dietrich for hosting me those past couple of days :-)
One day, co-organised with Dr Marco Cantini (and lots of extra help!), full of talks and networking opportunities to discuss biomedical engineering at Seamill Hydro. Many thanks to Prof. Rachel Williams for accepting our invitation to present her work on biomaterials for ophthalmic applications and Dr Neil Findlay for his talk on careers outside academia and funding.
Celebrating the end of the year at the Burn with the Biomedical Engineering Division
What a fantastic experience this was ! Lucky enough to have been invited to a Newton-Bhabha workshop on antimicrobial resistance and microfluidics in Mumbai, India. Such a great atmosphere and plenty to think about. A very big thank you to Drs Despina Moschou and Debjani Paul for organising, Profs. Nicole Pamme and Jon Cooper for their mentorship and everyone else who made this trip so enjoyable. Special thanks also to Dr Asel Sartbaeva for exploring Mumbai with me - with lots of help from locals !
Inspiring day to celebrate engineering at the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Forum. Many thanks for allowing me to present our work on pathogen separation for medical diagnostics and featuring it in the booklet :-)
Andy had the opportunity to spend one week in Hanoi to test a new approach for sepsis diagnostics in hospitals. This project is a collaboration with Dr Julien Reboud and Dr Trung Tat Ngo, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Development Seed Funding.
Thank you WiSTEM (Women in STEM at the University of Glasgow) for inviting me to your panel discussion to share my journey in engineering.
Another year, another successful Explorathon event! Great day at the Riverside museum showing to the public how sound and paper can be used for medical diagnostics at the point-of-care 🤗
From left to right: Alice Garrett, Andrew Farthing, Dana Aghabi, Melanie Jimenez (oops forgot to put the green t-shirt), Peter Quicke, Oliver Higgins and Julien Reboud.
Another great day spent with the SUSTAIN cohort discussing how to set up a research team for success at the Studio in Leeds!
With the end of the summer comes also the end of summer placements. A really big thank you to Alice Desprairies (left) and Alexandra Harrison (right), who worked with us on important medical challenges such as endometriosis and sepsis. It was a pleasure to work with both of you and we wish you all the very best !
Thanks to funding granted via the Franco-Scottish strategy meeting Auld Alliance call, Dr Micheline Abbas (Associate professor, University of Toulouse) and myself were invited to organise a workshop at the Institut Français d’Ecosse (Edinburgh) to connect researchers based in Scotland and France. The meeting – facilitated by Science and Technology Counsellor Dr Jean Arlat – was very fruitful, offering a unique breadth of expertise with researchers from the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, four different laboratories from the University of Toulouse (IMFT, LGC, TBI and ICA) as well as industry (uFraction8).
Fantastic week with Dr Ngo Tat Trung and Thau Nguyen Sy from Tran Hung Dao University Hospital (Vietnam), visiting us to discuss rapid diagnostics for sepsis as part of a Frontiers of Engineering programme (project led by Dr Julien Reboud - more details available here).
How good it feels when a project kicks off ☺️ Visit to Edinburgh to discuss our project on miniaturised devices to monitor women’s reproductive health with Ingrid Young, Damion Corrigan and Doug Gibson. And a big thank you to Claire Watson and Alice Desprairies for their hard work in the lab and their presentation of preliminary data !