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
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.
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 !
Dana worked with us on parasite purification using microfluidic technologies (in coll. with Dr Tansy Hammarton). To celebrate the end of the project and the fantastic work Dana has done, the group went on an away day in (not so sunny but yet beautiful) Edinburgh. A great day all together ! Once again, Dana, thank you so much and looking forward to building future projects 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.
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 !
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".
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).