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Mariarosa and Marilena talk at the 6th Annual APS Conference

Mariarosa was featured as an invited speaker at the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science Annual meeting. Marilena’s abstract was also selected for oral presentation at the 6th APS PharmSci Conference held in Nottingham on the 7th-9thSeptember 2015.


Chris receives Exceptional Student Performance Award

Chris with main supervisor Dr Cyrill Bussy receiving the award from Dr Matthew Hardman, CDT Deputy Director

Christopher Bullock, having started his PhD with the Nanomedicine Lab a few months ago, won the award for ‘Exceptional Student Performance’ for the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) taught component in 2015. Chris was presented with the award at the EPSRC-MRC CDT in Regenerative Medicine day. Great way to complete the taught element of the programme and fully embark on research!


Filipe & Leon present their work in the NOWNano and GrapheneNOWNano CDT Summer School in Windsor

NownanoThe Windsor Summer School featured the latest progress on the science and applications of graphene and related 2D nanomaterials. Between 27th July and 1st August, Mr Leon Newman (2nd year) and Mr Filipe Rodrigues (1st year) among PhD students from several UK universities (Lancaster, Manchester, Cambridge) and some from abroad had the opportunity to network and establish new relationships and collaborations at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.


Mariarosa talks and chairs session at this year’s CRS Annual Meeting in Scotland

crs_logoDr Mariarosa Mazza, Research Fellow in Nanomedicine, was invited to give a research highlight talk and to chair the Brain Delivery Session at the 42nd Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting and Exposition in Edinburgh.


Irene is voted new Vice-Chair (2017) and Chair (2019) for the Gordon Research Seminars in Tissue Repair & Regeneration

Gordon Research SeminarsMs Irene de Lazaro was selected for a talk during the Gordon Research Seminar: Tissue Repair and Regeneration held in Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, USA. During this year’s seminar she was elected Vice-Chair for the same seminar in 2017 and will act as Chair of the seminar that will take place in 2019. Irene will be responsible with the scientific content and overall logistical organisation of the seminar, including selection of keynote speakers, and will be looking forward to welcoming colleagues at Colby College!


Ania and Cyrill present at the Graphene Industry Workshop


Dr Ania Servant and Dr Cyrill Bussy were selected to host a talk on the development of graphene and its potential biomedical applications on June 22nd.
The workshop was organised by the National Graphene Institute and the Business Growth Hub.


Zahraa and Cyrill talk at the Manchester Biomaterials Showcase in Alderley Park

BIOHUBTwo of our members were invited to give talks at the Manchester Biomaterials Showcase on June 23rd. Dr. Zahraa Al-ahmady spoke about The North West Centre for Advanced Drug Delivery, the exciting new collaboration between AstraZeneca, Manchester Pharmacy School and the Nanomedicine Lab. Dr. Cyrill Bussy delivered a thought-provoking talk on ‘Graphene: the last zeitgeist in biomaterials’.


Graphene Weekend Experiments at the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry

Graphene @ MOSI

Dr Neus Valdes (Manchester) and Dr Mattia Bramini (IIT, Genova) with a gigantic carbon nanotube

To celebrate the end of Graphene Week 2015, the Museum of Science and Industry held the Experimental Weekender (26th-28th June) assisted by Leon Newman, Filipe Rodriguez, Christopher Bullock and Cyrill Bussy from the Nanomedicine Lab. This three-day festival aimed at bringing Manchester’s revolutionary 2-D material to life. Friday kicked off with an adult-only evening titled “The Friday Experiment”, including show-stopping performances from Circus House Manchester- a professional troupe of acrobatic performers and the National Graphene Institute’s Composer in Residence Sara Lowes and her six piece movement “Graphene Suite” inspired by the relationship between science and music.

Visitors were able to produce their own graphene sheets out of graphite flakes using the famous “scotch tape” technique, to have a look at graphene layers under microscope, to learn about crystallography and nanomedicine, to leave testimony of their experience on the great graphene wall and participate in building the largest model of a graphene layer. Various other assembles of carbon were made by the visitors from 1 month to 70(+) year olds, such as graphite, fullerenes (including the tricky buckminsterfullerene C60), capped carbon nanotubes, carbon peapods with fussed fullerenes and more creative forms of carbon nanomaterials. All these were spotted on the 2D graphene lattice giving another dimension of fun, innovation and learning to this event!


Irene wins Best Poster Prize at the Wellcome Trust Conference “The Biology of Regenerative Medicines”

wellcometrustIrene presented two pieces from her thesis work and received the Best Poster Prize awarded by the Faculty of 1000. She also presented an oral communication and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Bursary to attend the meeting that took place in Cambridge from 22–24 April.


Zahraa wins Best Poster at UKICRS

UKICRSZahraa was awarded best poster prize for her poster at the UKICRS Symposium held in Nottingham between 16-17 April 2015.