Agenda of CDT Events

  • Student Day

    Tuesday 27th September 2022

    The lifETIME Student Day will take place on Tuesday 27th September 2022 at the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Hotel.

    The student day will bring together our growing network of academics, partners, iClub, steering board members and students. During the event our students will showcase their multidisciplinary research with the programme incorporating 10-minute talks from our 3rd year students, and quickfire presentations from our 2nd  year students. Our 1st year students will have the opportunity to share their research progress with posters.

    The full programme is available here –  Student Day Programme – 27th Sep 22.

    Stakeholder Day

    Tuesday 8th March 2022

    The event will take place on Tuesday 8th March 2022 at the University of Glasgow, University Union, Debating Chamber.

    The stakeholder day will bring together lifETIME students, academics, industry partners, iClub members and steering group. The purpose of the event is to capture our stakeholder views form which the management will use to refine the CDTs impact strategy.

    There will also be an opportunity for all attendees to network at the Burns supper conference dinner. If you wish to attend, please make sure you select the conference dinner ticket when registering.

    The full programme is available here.

    We look forward to seeing you at the event.

    Please register here to attend.

    Following our Stakeholder event on 8th March 2022 our CDT students will be hosting a quiz to rasied funds to support the children in UKraine, all funds will go directly to Unicef UK. Donations are welcomed.

    lifETIME CDT Twitter Conference

    The annual lifETIME CDT Twitter Conference will take place from 9-10 June 2022. The conference will take place entirely over twitter using the hashtag #TCESxCDTs and will feature presentations from our 2nd year lifETIME students.

    Each student will present during an allocated 30 minute slot across 3x tweets and will provide the audience with an overview of their research.

    The conference will be interactive throughout so we encourage people to engage with talks across the two day conference.

    Follow the lifETIME CDT twitter account here

    Programme overview:

    Thursday 9 June 2022

    09:30 – 10:00 | Advanced immunotherapies and delivery strategies for the treatment of ovarian cancer | Aoibhín Sheedy | NUI Galway

    10:00 – 10:30 | Control of ECM organization and the mechanical environment in a ‘Joint on a chip’ device | Abigail Wright | University of Birmingham

    10:30 – 11:00 | Label-free physical biomarkers for next generation cell sorting | Anna Maria Kapetanaki | University of Glasgow

    11:00 – 11:30 | New Hydrogels for Encapsulation and Biomedical Applications | Chloe Wallace | University of Glasgow

    11:30 – 12:00 | Identification of label-free biomarkers in visceral myopathy | Sabah Sardar | University of Glasgow

    12:00 – 12:30 | Bioactive hydrogels for stem cell engineering | Alexandre Trubert | University of Glasgow

    12:30 – 13:00 | Fibrotic glial scar formation and modulation in vitro | Sorour Namati | NUI Galway

    13:00 – 13:30 | Scaling-up of keratinocyte expansion for the treatment of large burn wounds | Edward Contreras | Aston University

    Friday 10 June 2022

    09:30 – 10:00 | Optimizing Mycobacterial drug discovery using picodroplet technology | Antonia Molloy | Aston University

    10:00 – 10:30 | Building a 3D spatial spheroid atlas of tumour stromal interaction | Suguna Sundararaman | NUI Galway

    10:30 – 11:00 | Development of new experimental models of inflammatory bowl disease | Ibrahim Erbay | NUI Galway

    11:00 – 11:30 | Microfluidics For Probing Mesenchymal Stem Cells | Matthew Woods | University of Glasgow

    11:30 – 12:00 | Biosensors for cell therapy manufacture | Hannah Williamson | University of Birmingham

    12:00 – 12:30 | Creating a 3 dimensional skin substitute to model normal skin, wound healing and scarring using PODS® technology | Aleksandar Atanasov | University of Birmingham

    12:30 – 13:00 | Synthetic niches for haematopoietic steam cell maintenance and genetic manipulation | Sebastian Doherty-Boyd | University of Glasgow