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Biomedical Microengineering Group

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

November 2013

  • Biomedical Microengineering Group showcase the 3D bioprinter at ICT 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Dr Shu, Dr. Wasley (SUPA) and Atabak met Dr. Madelin, Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission and his adviser Dr. Beernaert in the event.

  • ICT 2013

  • Alan Faulkner-Jones presented his work at the International Conference on Biofabrication 2013 in El Paso, Texas, USA.

  • Alan Faulkner-Jones and Wenxing (Isaac) Wang demonstrated the new Bioprinter at the 3Dprintshow 2013 in London, UK. Alan also gave an invited talk at the 3Dprintshow as part of the medical symposium. News Links: ITV Newsde zeen, Bloomberg, ExplainingTheFuture, TechAdvisor.

    3D printshow 2013


  • October 2013

  • Dr Shu delivered an invited talk in "Opportunities and Challenges in 3D Bioprinting" event at Cambridge, UK.

  • Congratulations to Paul Scanlan for receiving the 1st Year Postgraduate Research Prize 2013 from the Head of EPS.

  • scanlan 1st prize


    August 2013

  • Valentina Busin joined the group as a new PhD student.


  • June 2013

  • Alan Faulkner-Jones won the poster prize at the Heriot-Watt 8th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference.

  • The group went bowling for a team-building excercise. Atabak Ghanizadeh Tabriz won overall.


  • May 2013

  • Dr. Shu presented "Organ Printing from Stem Cells" to University court members and won a poster award.

  • Congratulations to Wenxing "Issac" Wang who successfully passed his PhD viva.

  • Alan Faulkner-Jones delivered an invited talk at Eindhoven University of Technology on the uses of 3D bioprinting in regenerative medicine.


  • April 2013

  • Little Atoms's Neil Denny interviewed Alan Faulkner-Jones as part of a larger interview about Deadinburgh.

  • Alan Faulkner-Jones, Atabak Ghanizadeh Tabriz and Dr. Shu took part in Deadinburgh - a unique science/theatre experiental event created by LAStheatre in association with The Gate Worldwide.

    Deadinburgh

  • The 3D Cell Printing work is featured by The Economist.

  • Dr. Shu is interviewed by Steven Cherry for IEEE Spectrum Magazine on the Cell Printing work: "Techwise Conversations: A 3-D Printer for Human Embryonic Stem Cells."


  • March 2013

  • Congratulations to Yifan Liu who successfully passed his PhD viva.

  • Bioprinting work is featured at Reuters TV: "Future organ production a possibility with 3D stem cell printer".

  • Dr. Shu delivered an invited talk at UCL Faulty of Engineering and visited London Centre for Nanotechnology.

  • The Great British Innovation Vote was launched by Prof Stephen Hawking and shortlisted Alan Faulkner-Jones' cell printing work (in collaboration with Roslin Cellab Ltd.) in their list of future innovations most likely to shape the future. The public voted our cell printing research as the third most important future British innovation.

  • Nature Medicine featured Alan Faulkner-Jones' cell printing work (in collaboration with Roslin Cellab Ltd.) in their Biomedical briefing.


  • February 2013

  • Alan Faulkner-Jones' paper entitled "Development of a valve-based cell printer for the formation of human embryonic stem cell spheroid aggregates", in the Institute of Physics (IOP) Biofabrication journal, has been selected by The Latest Science as the paper of the month.

  • Heriot-Watt University and the Institute of Physics featured Alan Faulkner-Jones' cell printing work in collaboration with Roslin Cellab Ltd. in press releases following the publication of the research paper entitled "Development of a valve-based cell printer for the formation of human embryonic stem cell spheroid aggregates" in the Institute of Physics (IOP) Biofabrication journal. News Links: Heriot-Watt University News, Nature, Sky News, BBC News, STV, Scotsman, New Scientist, TIME, The Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, GEN, Popular Science, Phys.org, Scientific American 1 & 2, Discovery News, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Caledonian Mercury, NY Daily News, Red Orbit, ANI News, South China Morning Post, Yahoo 1, & 2, TopNews, Daily Mail, Channel News Asia, Business Insider, Herald Scotland, inhabitat, 3ders.org, Herald Sun, KitGuru, Korea IT Times, Daily Tech, Tree Hugger, DVICE, Pharmaceutical-Technology.com, Printer Comparison, Smart Planet, Medical News Today, The Verge, Tweak Town, engadget, Pharmabiz.com, Scientific Computing, CNET, Tech Radar, The Week, Business Standard, Healthcare Global*, The Voice of Russia*, Fox News*, Cafe Mom.


    Video by Sky News

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