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Biomedical Microengineering Group

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

September 2010

  • Yifan Liu won the Principal's Enterprise Award on Converge Challenge Business Plan Competition.

  • Ben Robinson graduated with a Distinction for his MSc.

  • Dr. Shu visited Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • August 2010

  • Yifan Liu won first prize in the Converge Challenge Elevator Pitch, for his business plan idea on Smart Biosensors for Personalised Medicine. News Links: Heriot-Watt University News.


  • July 2010

  • Dr. Shu and Prof. Reuben met the First Minister at a Scottish Reception in Beijing.


  • June 2010

  • Douglas Yeboah is awarded a PhD scholarship from National University of Singapore


  • May 2010

  • Dr. Shu, Dr. Amalou, Dr. Kersaudy Kerhoas are featured by Nexxus News Letter for synthetic biology work on microfluidic devices.


  • April 2010

  • GSA programme is featured in Herald Sunday: "A design for life" and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: "Scotland takes on synthetic biology bottleneck". News Links: Herald Scotland; Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.


  • March 2010

  • Dr. Shu is awarded a grant from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to develop strategic collaboration with Roslin Cellab Ltd. for stem cell research.

  • Dr. Amalou interviewed by Talent Scotland.


  • February 2010

  • Ageel Alogla received sponsorship from the Saudi Arabia government for his PhD studies at Heriot-Watt.

  • Dr. Shu delivered an invited talk at the University of Cambridge.


  • January 2010

  • Dr. Shu is awarded a grant for PhD exchange programme with Tsinghua University (the top engineering school in China), sponsored by Scottish Government, Chinese government and British Council. The grant will allow exchange visits of PhD students and researchers from both universities to develop educational and research partnership.

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