Lab news | 2018


Sinead interview on BBC about the uses of graphene in healthcare

Sinead was recently interviewed by BBC North West Tonight speaking about the uses of graphene in healthcare at the opening of the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) opened by HRH Prince Andrew, whom she met showcasing the work of the Nanomedicine Lab in utilising graphene for medicine. Our delegation included also Dhifaf, Sandra and Cyrill.


Marilena, Kostas and Jeroen (Nanomedicine Lab Alumnus) are finalists of the ‘Accelerating your Healthcare Start Up’

In this intensive bootcamp, two-week programme organised by Vlerick and Imperial College Business Schools, seven teams explored business model design methodologies, presentation and pitching skills in Belgium.



Cyrill speaks at the Breakthroughs in Healthcare Technologies Conference in London

Dr Bussy presented parts of the Nanomedicine Lab research on graphene for healthcare applications at the Breakthroughs in Healthcare Technologies Conference, Nov 8th 2018, organised by students of The London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme.



Nanomedicine Lab is hosting ACS on campus in this October

We’re hosting ACS on campus, where editors and scientists will be speaking about publishing and careers, with a keynote lecture from Prof. Weiss, editor-in-chief of acsnano and poster session.


Alfredo delivers Keynote during Surface Science Symposium in France

Dr Alfredo Gravagnuolo, postdoctoral researcher in the 2D-Health project presented his work regarding the properties of graphene oxide and other high-surface two-dimensional nanomaterials at the 3rd European Symposium on Surface Science, Nice, France on 17th Oct. 2018.


Two new PDRAs are joining our lab today

A warm welcome to Dr Eszter Kormann and Dr Thomas Loret


Paul and Dhifaf lead a tour of facilities for their 2D-Health colleagues

As part of the 2D health programme, Paul and Dhifaf led their colleagues on a tour of our preclinical and imaging research facilities to show their colleague engineers and chemists how animal research is conducted.



Nanomedicine Lab members participate at You Have Been Upgraded!

Seven members of the Nanomedicine Lab showcased the work of the group at the You Have Been Upgraded! event as part of the Manchester Science Festival. Surrounded by artists, tattooists, a live DJ and a packed museum, it was an interesting experience to discuss the research to a new audience.




Rafaela presents her work at workshop in San Sebastian, Spain

Rafaela gave an oral presentation in the Self assembly and Hierarchical Materials in biomedicine: Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Sensing and Safety Issues Workshop organised by CIC biomaGUNE with parts of her PhD work in Oct. 2018.


Sinead represents the Nanomedicine Lab in a post-show

Sinead represents our lab in a postshow discussion about human enhancement and how science is progressing.


Congratulations Livia – Winner at DPO Showcase

We would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to Livia for winning the poster presentation at the DPOshowcase!

Here she is with her 2BScientific voucher, poster and wonderful little bee antennas!

Congratulations Livia, very well deserved


We had a fantastic night at Future Bodies

We had a fantastic night last night at Future Bodies, and really enjoyed the opportunity to chat to other people at the show about our research!



Sinead, Rafi, Kelly, Paul and Alfredo take part in Science Uncovered

Some of our researchers who took part in Science Uncovered last week.
Amazing night, we got to speak to so many people interested in the research we do here in Manchester


Mauri is interviewed by the local media in his home country

Our project manager Maurizio Buggio was recently interviewed in his home country of Italy about his work here at the University of Manchester. Mauri discusses a shortage of job opportunities in his hometown, and the opportunities he has had here


Adrian gives Invited Talk at the GRAPCHINA conference in Xi’an, China

Looking back to Grapchina conference in Xi’an!


Cyrill in NanoTox 2018

Cyrill went to NanoTox2018, in Neuss, Germany, to present the PhD work of Dr Leon Newman and Mr Artur Filipe Rodrigues, on brain translocation and pulmonary impact of graphene oxide sheets, respectively. This year a session was dedicated to graphene based materials and their biological impact on Health and the Environment. Lidiane, visiting PhD student in the lab was also attending and presented her work on corona and graphene oxide.



Livia gives talk and presents poster at Graphene Week 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain


Livia presented parts of her work at the Graphene Week 2018. She had an oral presentation as part of the Graphene for Human Space Exploration Workshop. The following day she presented a poster on her PhD work.


Nanomedicine Lab takes part in the CRUK Pretty Muddy Run

Six members of the Nanomedicine Lab took part in a fundraising obstacle course for CRUK, where they collectively raised £320!!



Adrian gives Invited Talk at the Graphene 2018 in Dresden, Germany

Adrian presented his work during the international conference Graphene 2018 about the effect of lateral size of Graphene Oxide on its interaction with different Biomolecules that took place from 26th to 29th of June in Dresden, Germany.


Marilena and Lana at the Proteomics Methods Forum

Marilena and Lana attended the 2018 Proteomics Methods Forum which was held in Manchester 20th and 21st June 2018. A dynamic exchange of ideas and information with other UK researchers, as well as suppliers related to the field of protein mass spectrometry.


Dhifaf attends Imaging meeting in Scotland

The Bartec user meeting was held in Glasgow on the 16th of May 2018 for the latest updates on preclinical nuclear imaging with the technical and scientific support from Mediso, Bartec and Lablogic.



Andrew’s sepsis project won poster prize

Andrew is very proud to have won the best poster prize at CCS 2018. showcasing work from an exciting collaboration with Dark Natter and Nanomedicine Lab


Corona team talks at MMPathIC Interdisciplinary Workshop: Engaging Engineers and Physical Scientists

Marilena, Lana and Andrew gave a presentation on the ‘Nanoparticle-based biomarker discovery for sepsis diagnosis’ during a workshop organised by Manchester Molecular Pathology Innovation Centre (MMPathIC) that took place on the 14th of February, in Manchester Citylabs.   


We got a new Dr in the lab

Congratulations to Leon for his successful viva voce examination!



Dhifaf and Sinead shoot a 360o tour and video of our preclinical facility

Dhifaf and Sinead gave interviews discussing their work using both live imaging techniques and preclinical disease models to investigate the use of nanomaterials to treat diseases. The full tour can be found here