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Congratulations to Leon for his successful viva voce examination!



Sinead wins best Post Doctoral presentation at NECTAR 2017

Sinead presented carbon nanomaterials as potential gene therapy delivery vectors at the NECTAR 2017 conference in Dublin from 6-8th Dec. The conference discussed recent research in neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson’s disease, the focus of Sinead’s research. She presented data on the benefits of carbon nanotubes and graphene oxide sheets to an audience of researchers, clinicians, and lay public with neurodegenerative diseases, and was joint first for best presentation for postdoctoral researchers. Congratulations Sinead!



Nanomedicine Lab team presents in the Graphene Flagship booth @ MEDICA

MEDICA 2017 is largest medical trade fair in the world. Leading the WorkPackage on “Biomedical Technologies” of the European Project “Graphene Flagship”, our team of Hannah, Annie, Kostas and Mauri presented at the booth of the consortium where they helped showcase four demonstrations of innovative biomedical technologies.

During MEDICA we co-organised also the Graphene Connect focused on Biomedical Technologies. The Workshop brought together experts mainly from industry with a series of talks about the different opportunities for graphene in biosensors, implants and bioelectronics, health and neural interfaces.







Filipe is mentioned in an article from SafeNano about Inhaled Particles XII, Glasgow


The conference’s Scientific Committee Chair, Prof. Stone acknowledged that it was “great to see so many new and old personalities interacting and taking the field forward”, highlighting the importance of encouraging young researchers in the field, Graphene NOWNANO CDT student Artur Filipe Rodrigues received accolades. Read more


Marilena is invited to give talk at 3rd Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells meeting

Marilena was one of the selected speakers invited to give a talk on her work during the 3rd Advances in Circulating Tumour Cells (ACTC): Liquid Biopsy in Clinical Practice Conference, that took place from the 4th till 7th October, in Rhodes, Greece.


Irene participates in Ambassadors for Science

Irene has been selected to take part in the 2nd edition of “Ambassadors for Science”, an initiative from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) to promote science diplomacy.


The first stage took place this September in the Spanish Embassy in London. The program encompassed  introductory lectures to the diplomatic and scientific careers and a simulation game where scientists where challenged to discuss and take decisions on different issues arising from a hypothetical hard Brexit scenario. Read more


In the next stage, Irene will shadow Mr José María Fernández López de Turiso in his role as Deputy Head of Mission in the Spanish Embassy in the UK. She will then host Mr José María in our lab to showcase research at The University of Manchester. Visit our website to keep posted on the development of this program!


Images from FECYT


Filipe awarded Young Investigator Award for his oral presentation at Inhaled Particles XII

Graphene NOWNANO CDT student Artur Filipe Rodrigues received first prize for his oral presentation on “Protein coating determines the cellular responses in the abdominal cavity after graphene oxide administration” at Inhaled Particles XII conference. This conference was held in Glasgow, UK on the 25th to 27th September 2017.


Sandra and Filipe both give talks @ ICONAN in Barcelona

Sandra and Filipe attended ICONAN held in Barcelona, Spain on the 25th to 27th September 2017. Sandra gave a presentation on “Lateral Size of Thin Graphene Oxide Sheets as a Critical Factor for Induction of Oxidative-Stress Mediated Cellular Response”. Filipe presented on “Protein coating determines the cellular responses in the abdominal cavity after graphene oxide administration”.



Marilena passes her viva examination

Marilena and her examiner

Congratulations to Marilena for her successful viva voce examination! Marilena already continues her protein corona research in Nanomedicine Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


Marilena presents in the final PathChooser Meeting in Dublin

Marilena presents in the final PathChooser Meeting hosted in Dublin, Ireland, on the 28th till 29th of September 2017. Both Marilena and Kostas represented the Nanomedicine Lab and gave one talk each on our work funded by the ITN on the in vivo protein corona onto blood-circulating liposomes.