Lab news | 2008


MSc Graduation

Our two MSc students, Mr. Vikas Hegde and Ms. Fatima Jaffar graduated early October. Vikas analysed the siRNA administration for anti-tumor therapy using real time RT-PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology with distinction from India. Fatima has investigated various cationic polymer-carbon nanotubes systems for gene delivery. She completed her Master of Pharmacy degree in June 2007 from the School of Pharmacy, University of London and is originally from Kuwait.



PhD graduate – Ms. Wafa Al-Jamal

Ms. Wafa Al-Jamal obtained her PhD this September. Her thesis is called “Engineering Liposome-Quantum Dot Hybrids for Biological Applications”. During her PhD, Wafa’ was awarded an Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORS) scholarship from the University of London. She obtained her BPharm from Al-Zaytoonah University in Jordan in 2003. Wafa’ has now taken on a position as research associate within the lab.



PhD graduate – Ms. Lara Lacerda

Ms. Lara Lacerda obtained her PhD this September. Her thesis is called “Development of carbon nanotubes as delivery systems for biomedical systems”. Lara was awarded an FCT Studentship from the Portuguese Ministry of Science. She comes from the Island of Fayal, Azores, Portugal and completed her First Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Coimbra in 2003.