Lab news | 2019


Tom presents and wins a prize at the CDT TERM Joint Conference, Manchester

Tom won a prize for his oral presentation at the annual CDT Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) joint conference.


Atta and Alex attend the LRF ICON summer school in Singapore

“I really enjoyed my time in Singapore walking around the gardens and trying all the unique food (I recommend the chilli stingray). It was interesting to talk with the other ICON students and learning about their projects and how they link to my work and nanotechnology as a whole.” says Alex


Marilena presents at the GRC Cancer Nanotechnology

Marilena presented her work on the discovery of cancer biomarkers at the GRC Cancer Nanotechnology (June 23 – 28, West Dover, US) and was selected to be the next chair for GRS Cancer Nanotechnology in 2021


Tom presents at the BSGCT Annual Conference, Sheffield

Tom attended and gave an oral presentation as part of the Fairbairn award session for early career researchers at the British Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (BSGCT) annual conference.


Marilena visits EPFL, Lausanne

Marilena visited the SUPRAMOLECULAR NANOMATERIALS AND INTERFACES LABORATORY (SUNMIL) directed by Professor Francesco Stellacci during 26th May ~ 8th June. There she worked in collaboration Dr Ong Khac Quy  on the characterisation of corona-coated nanomaterials.’



Tom presents at the GRS/GRC Tissue Repair and Regeneration Conference, NH, USA

Tom presented his research on transient cell reprogramming at the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and gave a poster presentation at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) Tissue Repair and Regeneration in New Hampshire, USA.


Adrián gives an Invited talk at WCCB 2019 conference in Barcelona, Spain

Adrián Esteban Arranz presents the research work at the World Conference of Chemistry and Biology: “When graphene oxide meets OVAlbumin peptides: synthesis, characterisation, adsorption and simulation studies” that was carried out in the Nanomedicine Lab under the supervision of Prof. Kostas Kostarelos.


Sinead joins the University’s Purple Wave 2019

Sinead ran the Great Manchester Run 10k on Sunday 19th May as part of the University of Manchester Purple Wave. The Great Manchester Run is the largest 10k race in Europe, and each year the University of Manchester has a Purple Wave of runners wearing the signature colour of the University.


Lana visits the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Our PhD student Lana visited the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from the 1st until the 12th of April. There she worked in collaboration with the nano-robotics team directed by Professor Li Zhang on the collective self-assembly and movement of magnetic nano-robots.’



Kelly passes her viva examination

Congratulations to Kelly Yingxian Chen for her successful 1st year transfer viva examination!


Nanomedicine Lab bakes for Pancreatic Cancer UK!

Some Nanomedicine Lab members contributed in the bake sale fundraiser organised on the 4th March by our lovely colleague from the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Eliza Fotiou, for Pancreatic Cancer UK. We are so proud to be a tiny part of this huge effort!


Livia presents at the National Graphene Institute

March debuted with Livia Crica presenting her latest research at the National Graphene Institute within the weekly Friday seminar. She focused on the in vivo interaction of graphene oxide sheets with biological fluids, her results raised both smiles and numerous questions amongst the graphene science audience, particularly Professor Geim!


Chris passes his viva examination

Congratulations to Dr Chris Bullock for his successful viva examination!


Brave new world? Graphene-based matrices in biomedical scaffolding

Julia Tesch shines a spotlight on Nanomedicine Lab current research work on the potential of graphene materials for the growth of human and other mammalian cells. Read more here


Sinead and Dhifaf are featured as Women in Science

On 11 February, the United Nations and its partners worldwide celebrated women and girls in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We celebrated Dhifaf who specializes in the latest imaging techniques to reveal the pharmacology of new nanomedicines; and Sinead who models Parkinson’s disease in rats!

See more details here.



Filipe passes his viva examination

Congratulations to Dr Filipe Rodrigues for his successful viva examination!


Michelle presents poster at the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium

Michelle presents poster at the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium: Functionalising Solid Surfaces at Burlington house, London.