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Cyrill attempts to build bridges between 2D Materials and Art in Marseille, France

logo-imeraCyrill was invited to talk at the at the “International Symposium on Two-Dimensional Layered Materials and Art: Two Worlds Meet”. He talked about graphene and 2D materials safety and how investigating the interactions of 2D materials with biological systems is generating catchy and artistic microscopic pictures that can attract Science Museums as part of the CDT Graphene NOWNANO public engagement initiative. The Symposium was based on the idea that the essence of creativity is found both in Arts and Sciences and that scientists, scholars, philosophers, architects, artists can deeply enrich each other. It was organised by the IMéRA – Institute for Advanced Study, Mediterranean exploratory of interdisciplinarity.


Cyrill @ the Nanosystems Initiative Munich Winter School

NIM-LogoCyrill was one of the invited speakers at the Nanosystems Initiative Munich Winter School held in the Austrian Alps at Kirschberg in Tirol. His lecture on nanosafety explained the issues at stake and the proposed solutions of how we can use nanomaterials safely. The Cluster “Nanosystems Initiative Munich” (NIM) is one of the Clusters of Excellence which have been selected by the German government’s “Excellence Initiative”. NIM brings together research groups from the Munich area covering the fields of physics, biophysics, physical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, electrical engineering, and medicine.


Kostas talks at the Liverpool Medical Insitution

LMI crestKostas was invited to be the Keynote speaker at a joint Liverpool and Manchester Medical Societies meeting. His talk “Unraveling the medical uses of graphene” was delivered to members of both societies at the Liverpool Medical Institution, one of the oldest medical societies in the world dating back to the founding of the Liverpool Medical Library in 1779.


The Nanomedicine Lab constributes to social responsibility

The LKH@SocialRespab recently got involved with the Institute of Inflammation & Repair Social Responsibility Week. Green Impact is an NUS initiative to help encourage others to take notice of how small changes, like using recycled paper, can have a big impact on the wider community. Together with the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, we offered free plants for offices, advice on cycling schemes to stay fit, and had a charity station for people to drop off clothes. Over 70 people visited during the 3 hour exhibition to learn more about Green Impact.


Nanomedicine Lab co-organises Graphene Connect Biomedical Technologies

GrapheneConnect logoThe first Graphene Connect in Biomedical Technologies was co-organised by the Nanomedicine Lab and its collaborators within the Graphene Flagship at MINATEC (one of the most important micro- and nano-technology institutes in Europe) in Grenoble, France between February 23-24. Graphene Connect is a series of industry workshops, aiming to create new innovation projects between academia and industry. The Graphene Connect Biomedical Technologies brought together representatives from AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, General Electric and many other industrial stakeholders to explore and roadmap graphene and 2D materials in biomedicine from an industrial perspective.


The Nanomedicine Lab @ the UCLA International Symposium on NanoBiotechnology

Kostas was one of the invited speakers at the 2016 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY: NanoMedicine from discovery to clinical reality: therapeutics, delivery and imaging organised by the the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Dhifaf wins poster prize at Graphene Study 2016

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Dhifaf Jasim won poster prize at the Graphene study 2016 held in École de Physique des Houches, France on the 19th of January 2016, the prize was funded by the Nature Physics Journal. The poster was about her work on the biodistribution of graphene oxide.


Nanomedicine Lab Delegation at Graphene Study 2016

The annual Winter School ‘Graphene Study’ funded and organised by the Graphene Flagship project, aimed to create networking opportunities whilst sharing new insights from leading experts. Our PhD students Melissa Vincent and Dhifaf Jasim, along with researcher Dr Neus Lozano attended and spend the week in the French Alps (Les Houches) to learn more about the advances of Graphene.



Dr Ania Jolly presents at the Alumni Association’s Annual London Dinner



Dr Ania Jolly gave an talk on graphene and its biomedical applications at The University of Manchester’s Alumni Association’s Annual Dinner held at the Royal Society in London. The event was hosted by the University’s President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell at the end of November 2015 and was attended by University alumni and guests, many of whom are generous donors to the University.

Zahraa makes impact at the NCRI Cancer Conference

ZA NCRIZahraa presented two posters at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool (November, 2015). Her poster presentations presented research work from her PhD on the design of temperature-sensitive vesicles to deliver cancer drugs specifically and controllably at the tumour site using external hyperthermia.