Congratulations to Ageel Alogla on his appointment as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Ageel Alogla for successful passing of his PhD viva.
Adrienne Assmus joined the group as a new PhD student.
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.
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.