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 :-)
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.
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).
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.
Room packed with students during the first outreach event at the world-leading conference microTAS in Dublin. I presented to delegates our work on blood clotting using surface acoustic waves and to students how sound can be used to detect malaria. Our Lego DLD for particle separation was also here presented by Timm Krueger and Ewa Guzniczak (cf. outreach for further details).