Lab news


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


Prof. Kostas Kostarelos and Dr Marilena Hadjidemetriou attend the 3rd ACTC

Kostas and Marilena attended the 3rd Advances in Circulating Tumour Cells (ACTC): Liquid Biopsy in Clinical Practice Conference, which took place from the 4th till 7th October, in Rhodes, Greece.  Kostas presented a poster entitled “ Nanotechnology-enabled protein biomarker discovery tools in melanoma and human lung carcinoma models” and Marilena gave an oral presentation on “Nanoparticle blood circulation scavenger for proteomic biomarker discovery in ovarian carcinoma patients”.




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 attend ICONAN in Barcelona


Sandra Vranic and Artur Filipe Rodrigues attended ICONAN, which was 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’s VIVA date

Marilena and her examiner

Congratulations to our newest Dr Marilena Hadjidemetriou for her successful VIVA date! Dr Marilena will continue her protein corona research in Nanomedicine Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


Kostas and Marilena attend PathChooser Meeting in Dublin

Prof Kostas Kostarelos and Dr Marilena Hadjidemetriou attended the final PathChooser Meeting hosted in Dublin, Ireland, on the 28th till 29th of September 2017. They gave one oral presentation each about the in vivo protein corona onto blood-circulating liposomes.”



Cyrill is invited to the Thermo Scientific Seminar Series, Sheffield

Cyrill gave an invited talk on the use of Raman spectroscopy and imaging to study carbon nanomaterials fate and trafficking at the Thermo Scientific Seminar Series at the University of Sheffield, Kroto Institute, Sheffield, UK, 7th Sept, 2017.



Cyrill attends the Chem2DMat conference in Strabourg, France

Cyrill gave a selected talk on the impact of graphene oxide flakes in the peritoneal cavity at the 1st European Conference on Chemistry of Two-Dimensional Materials (Chem2DMat), Strabourg, France 22-26 August, 2017.



Nanomedicine Lab at UoM Community Festival

The University held its first Community Festival on 17th June, inviting local residents to come into the University, meet researchers, and to take part in some exciting and informative events. The Nanomedicine lab had a range of interactive table-top activities  to demonstrate “Using Tiny Materials to Treat Diseases”. These activities included microscopes to view cells and 2D printed inks, a circulatory system showing how graphene oxide can be filtered through some organs and trapped by other, and jelly brains for kids to inject to get a feel for the real work undertaken by the Nanomedicine lab.


We had great interaction from visitors, and as we were beside the Graphene CDT stand, we were able to link the creation of our nanomaterials to their possible biological uses very effectively. With more outreach opportunities coming throughout the year, the Nanomedicine lab now has a range of activities we can use to help bring our research to a much wider audience. (Report by Sinead Savage)