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 :-)
Another great day spent with the SUSTAIN cohort discussing how to set up a research team for success at the Studio in Leeds!
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).
On the 29th of April 2019, we are organising with Damion Corrigan an afternoon event in Glasgow focusing on rapid diagnostics to tackle the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. The event aims to connect engineers with other stakeholders (e.g. health professionals, chemists, etc) to discuss new devices that could help detect infections quicker. The event is free; you can find more information on the registration page HERE.
Feeling honoured to be part of the SUSTAIN programme; one year of bespoke training and networking opportunities to empower female researchers working in the field of medical sciences. We had in March 2019 our first residential workshop at the Academy of Medical Sciences (London) focusing on topics such as mentoring, presentation skills, negotiating with power etc. Looking forward to the next workshop this September!
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.
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".
Great day at the interface of optics and microfluidics @UofGlasgow. Thanks CDT ISM for inviting us!
Really busy day at HW Univeristy yesterday for the the Scottish closing ceremony of the UN International Year of Light with Professor Jim Al-Khalili and even a Halo Harp!
Really interesting talks and posters about microfluidics from laboratory tools to process development at IFPEN