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Biomedical Microengineering Group

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

November 2014

  • Congratulations to Ageel Alogla on his appointment as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Taif University, Saudi Arabia.


  • October 2014

  • Dirk-Jan Cornelissen started a PhD with a Medical Research Scotland Scholarship.

  • Chris Balmer started a PhD with a James Watt Scholarship.

  • Congratulations to Valentina Busin for receiving the 1st Year Postgraduate Research Prize 2014 from the Head of IB3 for her poster describing her idea for a pen-side test for sheep scab diagnosis.

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  • Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas's new paper on microfluidics entitled "Validation of a fully integrated platform and disposable microfluidic chips enabling parallel purification of genome segments for assembly" is featured in Wiley's Biotechnology and Bioengineering Video Highlight. News links: Wiley B&B Video Highlights, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.


  • September 2014

  • Congratulations to Alan Faulkner-Jones for receiving the Inspirational Individual award at the 3D Printshow Global Awards for his development of stem cell bioprinting technology.

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    June 2014

  • Congratulations to Dr. Steven Hammer for wining the Converge Challenge 2014 – Ready, Steady, Pitch competition which took place on the 3rd of June at The Royal Society of Edinburgh. The judges awarded best pitch to Steven for his idea for a non-invasive diagnostic tool for prostate cancer.

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    May 2014

  • Dr. Shu delivered an invited talk on Organ Printing for Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Seminars at Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Steven Hammer for winning the runner-up prize in the EPS photo competition.


  • April 2014

  • Congratulations to Ageel Alogla for successful passing of his PhD viva.

  • Adrienne Assmus joined the group as a new PhD student.


  • March 2014

  • HRH Princess Anne visited Heriot-Watt University to see the cutting edge research and equipment in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering. The Biomedical Microengineering Group showcased our latest 3D bioprinters.

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    February 2014

  • As part of the on-going PhD exchange program with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Alan Faulkner-Jones spent just over a month in Prof. Donsheng Liu's research group constructing a bioprinter of his own design for nanolitre resolution printing/patterning of their novel biocompatible supramolecular hydrogels including hybrid DNA-based hydrogels.  

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