Lab news


Welcome to our new starters

Several new students and staff have joined our team this term:

Dr Jane Mabey Gilsenan, Project Manager

Dr Anna Gray, Postdoctoral Research Associate (Graphene Flagship)

Dr Jennifer Dorney, Postdoctoral Research Associate (Graphene Flagship)

Paul Bonijol, PhD Student (MRC DTP)

Livia Crica, PhD Student (CDT NOWNANO)

Clara Prado, PhD Student (Visiting Erasmus Student)


Science is a revolution, ESOF science festival

manchestercityscience2016‘Science is a revolution’, which took place at the Museum of Science and Industry, was part of the ‘Science in the City’ Festival. This summer event was sponsored by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, with contributions from several group members: Marilena Hadjidemetriou, Prasath Paramasivam, Arezoo Shadeij, Dhifaf Jasim, Leon Newman, Artur Filipe Rodrigues, Sinead Savage, Cyrill Bussy, Sabahuddin (Sabbi) Ahmad, Mariarosa Mazza. Read more about it here.


European Researchers Night: Science uncovered

img_5108This event was held at Manchester Museum on the 30th September and was sponsored by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. It’s part of a European wide initiative to bring researchers together to meet with the public and share their work in a social setting. Several group members contributed to this event: Leon Newman, Artur Filipe Rodrigues, Sinead Savage, Cyrill Bussy, Christopher Bullock, Yein Nam, Melissa Vincent.


Major award for 2D materials in biomedicine

epsrc-logoThe University has been awarded a £5.2M grant from the EPSRC for the project ‘2D Materials for Next Generation Health Technologies (2D-Health). This cross-faculty project will be coordinated by Prof Kostarelos and hopes to explore the use of 2D materials, such as graphene, to overcome major healthcare challenges. Read more about our award here.


‘Pi: platform for investigation’ @ MOSI

new-mosi-logoThese are a series of scientific events sponsored by Siemens as part of the Manchester Science Festival. Cyrill Bussy and Maurizio Buggio contributed to ‘Graphene Wonders ‘ held on August 27th at the Museum of Science and Industry.


Nanomedicine Lab at ‘Researcher and Society’ Manchester

esof-manchester The ESOF satellite Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions conference “Researcher and Society” was held in Manchester July 28th & 29th. It was attended by Maurizio Buggio, Sandra Vranic, Cyrill Bussy, Marilena Hadjidemetriou and Prasath Paramasivam (former or current Marie Curie fellows of the Nanomedicine Lab). Also attending the meeting was Patricia Reilly, Cabinet Expert for Higher Education and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in Commissioner Tibor Navracsics Team (Education, Culture, Youth and Sport).


We have moved to the School of Health Sciences, UoM

We are now based in the new Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. Within in this, we are part of the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry in the School of Health Sciences.


EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016

logodateThis meeting was held in Manchester, July 23rd-27th. Cyrill Bussy chaired the session on “Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine: transhumanism perspective”, with presentations from Mariarosa Mazza and Ania Jolly. Other speakers were Iseult Lynch (University of Birmingham), Stephanie Lacour (ENS Cachan, University of Paris Sorbonne), Gabriel Dorthe (University of Lausanne). Read more about it here.


Cyrill contributes to ‘Debate Science! European Student Parliament’

manchestercityscience2016A-level students coming from across Europe debated the topic ‘Augmented human: optimising the human’ on Tuesday 26 July at Salford University. They discussed wearable technologies, implants, prosthetics and drugs, which enhance human capabilities. Students discussed the risks and benefits of human optimisation and its possible impact on society. A Q&A session helped the students to formulate their final resolutions/recommendations. Contributions to the discussion were provided by Stephanie Lacour (ENS Cachan, University of Paris Sorbonne), Gabriel Dorthe (University of Lausanne) and Cyrill Bussy (University of Manchester).


The final session was held at the City Hall of Manchester on Wednesday 27th. Cyrill attended to observe the voting of the recommendations and the hand-over of recommendations to Robert-Jan Smits (EU commission DG Science and Innovation) and Julie Ward (Member of the European Parliament for the North West England region). Read more about it here.


Zahraa gets on her soapbox at ’Soapbox Science Manchester 2016’

zahraa-soapboxZahraa Al-Ahmady contributed to this public engagement event held in Piccadilly Gardens on July 23rd. In this event, twelve female scientists from different institutes took to their soapboxes to demonstrate their research to general public. Read more about it here. YouTube videos are also available – video1 video2 video3