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Biomedical Microengineering Group

Applying micro and nanoengineering principles to understand and manipulate biology, creating new technologies for biomedical applications.

December 2009

  • Dr. Shu delivered an invited talk at a KTN biosensor workshop in London.


  • November 2009

  • Dr. Shu received funding from SE for developing portable microsensors.


  • October 2009

  • Yifan Liu received the 1st Year Postgraduate Research Prize 2009 from the Head of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

  • Lydia Fawcett graduated with a Distinction for her MSc and started her PhD at Imperial College London.

  • Alice Daniels started her MSc. in nanotechnology at Cranfield University.


  • September 2009

  • Dr. Shu is awarded major funding from the Genome Synthesis and Assembly (GSA) programme of ITI Life Sciences on developing a novel microfluidic platform for synthetic biology. The project involves collaboration with a leading synthetic biology team from Ginkgo Bioworks, a spinout company from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). News Links: ITI Life Sciences, Scotsman.

  • Yifan Liu received J.M. Lessels Scholarship from Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, the President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

    RSE award


  • August 2009

  • Dr. Shu met leading scientists from China over their academic visits to Scotland. Delegates include Prof. Bai (Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Prof. Zhou (President of Peking University).

    Visitors


  • July 2009

  • Lydia Fawcett awarded a 3-year PhD studentship to study at the Imperial College London Department of Materials.

  • Dr. Will Shu received nomination for Graduating Students' Prize for Lecturer of the Year by Heriot-Watt University Students' Association.


  • June 2009

  • Yifan Liu awarded J. M. Lessels Scholarship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. News Links: Department & University.

  • Alice Daniels awarded IMechE Award for the Highest Marks of the 4th year BEng Final Project.


  • May 2009

  • Alice Daniels won an EPS photo competition award.

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  • Alice Daniels won the 2009 SELEX Galileo Best Poster Award for 4th year BEng individual project Poster (1st place) and the 2009 SELEX Galileo Best Presentation Prize for 4th year BEng individual project presentations (3rd place).

  • Neil MacKay won the 2009 SELEX Galileo Best Presentation Prize for 4th year BEng individual project (1st place) and the 2009 SELEX Galileo Best Poster Presentation Prize for 4th year BEng individual project (2nd place).

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