IBME’s Dr Eric De Silva, Associate Director for Research & Development, was invited to be on-board the steering committee for UCL Centre for Behaviour Change‘s forthcoming conference entitled “Harnessing new technology in health behaviour change” and was invited to join the Science, Medicine, and Society Network Executive Group.
Professor Paolo De Coppi, Clinical Reader at UCL Institute of Child Health and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, was awarded a NIHR Research Professorship. The award will provide £2M over 5 years to develop and pioneer an artificial oesophagus as a novel therapy for oesophageal atresia, a condition affecting newborns where part of the oesophagus is absent.
IBME affiliate Prof Ivan Parkin (Chemistry) has been awarded the Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers’ Prize for his exceptional work into the development and commercialization of inorganic-oxide self-cleaning coatings for windows and anti-microbial coatings to combat hospital acquired infections.
VIDEO – Have you seen the Wearable Exoskeleton video for the UCL WAM – Wearable Assistive Material project, by Professor Nick Tyler, Professor Mark Miodownik, Xenia Karekla? Have a look here: UCL WAM – Wearable Assistive Material
IBME gets NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Award for “Orbital implantation of biocompatible magnets for the treatment of severe visual impairment due to intractable nystagmus” – 9 December 2013
Sandro Olivo (Med Phys) has won a £290k EPSRC grant for research on “Three-dimensional quantitative x-ray phase imaging” – 21 June 2013
Paul Beard, Ben Cox, Adrien Desjardins, Simeon West (Med Phys), Rehan Haidry, Laurence Lovat (Surgery), and Malcolm Finlay (Inst. Cardiovascular Science) have won a £629k EPSRC grant on “Endoscopic photoacustic devices for minimally invasive biomedical sensing and imaging” – 21 June 2013
Professor Peng Tee Khaw, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, receives a knighthood “for services to ophthalmology” as one of the foremost ophthalmologist researchers in the field of glaucoma and ocula healing. He has taken his laboratory research through to clinical trials, resulting in improved glaucoma surgery outcomes and developed the Moorfields safer surgery system, which has been adopted around the world – 18 June 2013
Nader Saffari (Mechanical Eng) is recipient of an EPSRC responsive mode grant in “Sound bullets for enhanced biomedical ultrasound systems”, joint with Warwick and Leeds; the UCL component is £288k
Rachel McKendry (LCN) is PI on the recently awarded £11.1M EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) in “Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases” joint between UCL, Newcastle, Surrey, Imperial and LSHTM. UCL CoIs are R Weiss (Immunology), Anne Johnson and D Pillay (Infection & Population Health), Quentin Pankhurst (IBME), Andreas Demosthenous (EEE) and Ingemar Cox (Computer Science).
Martin Birchall has been awarded TSB/MRC ￼BIOMEDICAL CATALYST FUNDING for RegenVOX: phase I/II clinical trial of stem cell based tissue engineered laryngeal implants
Karin Shmueli has won a £124k EPSRC First Grant on “Optimising magnetic susceptibility mapping to enhance MRI of microbubbles”
Nick Tyler (Civil), Mark Miodownik (Mechnical Engineering), Quentin Pankhurst (IBME), Ivan Parkin (Chemistry) and Peter Smitham (Orthopaedics) have won a £994k EPSRC grant titled “Wearable Assistive Materials”
Clare Elwell, Jem Hebden, Adam Gibson, Ilias Tactsidis and Nick Everdell (Medical Physics), and Martin Smith (Neurology) have won a £993k EPSRC grant titled “Multimodal neuroimaging: novel engineering solutions for clinical applications and assistive technologies
David Hawkes (CMIC), Danny Alexander (CS) and Paul Taylor (Health Info) have been awarded a £812k EPSRC grant titled “Medical imaging markers of cancer initiation, progression and therapeutic response in the breast based on tissue microstructure”