Lab news | 2019

17/10/2019

Jess attends the CRUK-AACR Joint Conference

Jess attends the CRUK-AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology 2019 in London (15-17th October). She presents our work on Nanoparticle-enabled Discovery of Blood Biomarkers in Lung Cancer.

 

11/10/2019

Livia attends the Annual 2D Materials Student Conference Series

Livia was awarded with the best oral presentation at the Annual 2D Materials Student Conference Series. This conference brings together CDT students from the University of Manchester, Cambridge University and Lancaster university who work in the field of graphene and 2D materials science.

09/10/2019

Cyrill attended the Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Conference

Cyrill attended day 1 of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Conference 2019 “Engineering a safer world” on Wednesday 09th at Northumberland Avenue, London. LRF’s International Conference is one of the world’s most prestigious thought leadership summits on safety and risk, bringing together some of the most exciting thinkers, business leaders, innovators, and policymakers to debate the best ways to make the world a safer place. Day 1 programme was packed with thought-provoking talks and debates around the most pressing global safety challenges of our times and the next ones to come. It ended by the LRF student best communicator competition, in which 2 students from the CDT Graphene NOWNANO, University of Manchester took part. Their performance allows people in the audience to understand how supercapacity and 2D materials will bring solutions to current energy and communication challenges.

 

13/09/2019

Jess wins the Poster Prize at EACR Nanotechnology in Cancer meeting

Jess attended the EACR Nanotechnology in Cancer 2019 meeting in Cambridge held from the 11th until the 13th September, in which she presented a poster entitled ‘Nanoparticle-enabled Discovery of Blood Biomarkers in Lung Cancer’ and won the first prize.

11/09/2019

Marilena presents at EACR Nanotechnology in Cancer meeting

Marilena attended the EACR Nanotechnology in Cancer 2019 meeting in Cambridge held from the 11th until the 13th September, in which she presented her work on the nanoparticle –enabled approaches for cancer biomarker discovery.

11/09/2019

Livia presented her research at the IAPC-8

This September, Livia presented her research at the IAPC-8: Joint 8th World Conference on Physico Chemical Methods in Drug Discovery and Development and 5th World Conference on ADMET and DMPK, Hotel Park, Split, Croatia (September 09-11, 2019).

22/07/2019

Iona graduated from University of York

Congratulations! Iona (summer internship UG 2018) graduated from University of York with a first class, and will start her PhD studies at the Uni of Cambridge (CDT sensor)

21/07/2019

Michelle participates Bluedot Festival

The Bluedot Festival is a four-day event combining music, science, cosmic culture and more beneath the Lovell Telescope. The theme of this year was the celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the moon landing.

Michelle went with the Royal Society of Chemistry and spoke to people about the importance of materials design for astronauts to ensure protection from UV-radiation and tying it into the important of sunscreen in UV-protection back on earth. There they also celebrate the international year of the periodic table #IYPT2019 the 150th anniversary of the periodic table.

12/07/2019

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.

05/07/2019

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

04/07/2019

Livia was awarded with the best oral presentation at the Annual 2D Materials Student Conference Series

This conference brings together CDT students from the University of Manchester, Cambridge University and Lancaster university who work in the field of graphene and 2D materials science.

28/06/2019

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

19/06/2019

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.


08/06/2019

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.’

 

08/06/2019

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.

24/05/2019

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.

19/05/2019

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.

12/04/2019

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.’

 

10/04/2019

Kelly passes her viva examination

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

04/03/2019

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!

01/03/2019

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!

25/02/2019

Chris passes his viva examination

Congratulations to Dr Chris Bullock for his successful viva examination!

15/02/2019

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

11/02/2019

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.

 

02/02/2019

Filipe passes his viva examination

Congratulations to Dr Filipe Rodrigues for his successful viva examination!

18/01/2019

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.