Lab news


Kostas meets President Xi Jinping of China

CR_5UCLXIAAN4dpAs part of the historical visit of President Xi in Manchester, Kostas was one of the faculty that hosted President Xi Jinping, George Osborne and their delegations @ the National Graphene Institute. Kostas showcased to President Xi the biomedical applications of graphene (in the photo next to Kostas is George Osborne, Kostya Novoselov, President Xi and Nancy Rothwell).


Cyrill is interviewed on graphene safety for National Graphene Institute

graphene-blog-banner1920x192The safety of graphene is a key aspect of development towards adoption in mass scale applications. To find out where we stand on this hot topic the National Graphene Institute interviewed Cyrill and includes this conversation on their blog update. You can read this here.


Nanomedicine Lab contributes to European Researcher Night

msca-highlightsA large contingency from the Nanomedicine Lab including: Cyrill, Mariarosa (Social Responsibility for Tissue Injury and Repair), Irene, Zahraa (NoWCADD), Melissa (Presidential Doctoral Scholar), Chris (CDT Regenerative Medicine), Marilena (Marie Skłodowska Curie early career fellow), Leon (CDT NOWNano), and Filipe (CDT Graphene NOWNANO) participated in the event @ Manchester Museum. Visitors enjoyed hands-on activities using thermo-responsive liposomes, magnetic iron nanoparticles, a variety of nanomaterial suspensions (carbon nanotubes, graphene, gold nanoparticles), brain tissue histology slides, stem cells cards and many others. European Researcher Night is an initiative of the European Commission funded as a Marie Skłodowska Curie action.


Nanomedicine Lab close collaborator wins prestigious ACS Nano award

nano_header_aug11Prof Maurizio Prato, a long-term collaborator of our Lab won the ACS Nano Lectureship Award for 2015. The ACS Nano lectureship awards honor the contributions of scientists whose work has significantly impacted the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The award was presented at the ChinaNano 2015 meeting in Beijing, China on 5th September where Maurizio gave a lecture. Well deserved!


Irene talks at the EMBO Conference – Cell therapy today

logo_EMBOIrene presented the talk on her in vivo reprogramming to pluripotency work at the EMBO Conference: Cell Therapy Today. This year’s conference was held in Manchester on September 9-12 and focused on the advances in the translation of current stem cell research into the clinic.



Mariarosa and Marilena talk at the 6th Annual APS Conference

Mariarpharmsci_logo_2015osa was invited for an oral presentation and Marilena’s abstract was selected for oral presentation at the 6th Academy of Pharmaceutical Science (APS) and PharmSci International Conference held in Nottingham between 7-9 September 2015.


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_logoMariarosa (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.


Kostas strengthens ties between UoM and A*STAR Institute in Singapore

AStar-logoKostas was part of a delegation from the University of Manchester and was invited to give a talk during the A*STAR – Manchester Symposium organised in Singapore between 21-23 July.  The primary goal of the Symposium was to re-enforce and widen the existing links Manchester and A*STAR through the Manchester-A*STAR PhD Programme. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply!


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!