Previous events

  • Twitter conference

    Thursday 10th –  Friday 11th June 2021

    The LifETIME Twitter Conference is an online event held entirely over Twitter using the hashtag #futureleadersinregenmed to bring together the LifETIME CDT cohort and the wider scientific community to share research, engage in scientific discussions and network.

    The 2019 LifETIME students will be asked to present 3 tweet during the two day event.

    To join the discussion please search for the hashtag #futureleadersinregenmed  to see all posts that are related to the conference.

    Thursday 10 June 2021 schedule:

    10:00 – 10:30 – Using FLIM-FRET to Visualise Self-Generated Gradients in Cancer Cells – Elena Mandrou, University of Glasgow

    10:30 – 11:00 – Development of a 3D in vitro model of liver metastasis – Elaine Ma, University of Glasgow

    11:00 – 11:30 – Leukaemia: hijacking the protective bone marrow niche – Lauren Hope, University of Glasgow

    11:30 – 12:00 – Today’s Special – “heart-attack-on-a-dish” – Meena Suku, Trinity College Dublin

    12:00 – 12:30 – Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – A Bright Eye-dea – Georgia Harris, University of Birmingham

    12:30 – 13:00 – Alginate-based hydrogels for stem cell chondrogenesis – Maria Laura Vieri, University of Glasgow

    13:00 – 13:30 – Formation of a 3D Trabecular Meshwork Model – Hannah Lamont, University of Birmingham

    13:30 – 14:00 – Bio-active coatings – Improving current (synthetic) vascular graft technologies – Lydia-Styliani Marinou, University of Glasgow

    14:00 – 14:30 – Exosomes for the masses – initial steps towards scaling them up – Megan Boseley, Aston University

    14:30 – 15:00 – Intestine-on-a-chip and the mysteries of ancient medical practice – Narina Bileckaja, University of Glasgow

    Friday 11 June 2021 schedule:

    09:30 – 10:00 – Colorectal cancer – multicellular 3D models – Eileen Reidy, NUI Galway

    10:00 – 10:30 – Towards developing immunocompetent diabetic foot ulcer models for disease modelling and drug testingMirella Ejiugwo, CURAM NUI Galway

    11:30 – 12:00 – 3D Breast Cancer model to study Extra-Cellular Vesicle Crosstalk – Yashna Chabria, NUI Galway

    12:00 – 12:30 – Differentiation therapy in osteosarcoma: a promising alternative – Chara Dimitriadi Evgenidi, University of Glasgow

    12:30 – 13:00 – Modelling the Brain in 3D – Paige Walczak, Aston University

    13:00 – 14:00 – Engineered 3D printed scaffolds to control immunological responses in bone regeneration – Simon Clarke, University of Glasgow

    Stakeholder Day

    Thursday 21st January 2021

    Our annual Stakeholder Day will take place on Thursday 21st January 2021 via Zoom.

    The stakeholder day will bring together LifETIME students, academics, industry partners, iClub members and steering group.

    The purpose of the stakeholder day is to capture our stakeholder views from which the management will use to refine the CDTs impact strategy. In the morning a facilitator will capture CDT subjects, highlighted and raised by stakeholders. These subjects will then form the basis for the discussion points in the afternoon.

    The afternoon will consist of six co-current discussions over three different sessions. Each session will be 30 minutes long and stakeholders will have the chance to attend the discussion most important and relevant to them. The discussion sessions will use open space principles and responses and suggestions will be collected.

    To reduce the time spent on zoom we ask that in advance of the event all attendees watch the short video clips here. Watching these short videos clips will ensure that the event is more worthwhile for the stakeholders on the day.

    There will also be an opportunity for all attendees to network.

    The full updated programme is available here.

    Please register here to attend the event.

    Student Day

    Thursday 10th September 2020

    Our first LifETIME Student Day will take place on Thursday 10th September 2020 via Zoom.

    The student day will bring together lifETIME academics, partners, iClub, steering board and students. During this event the 2019 cohort who will showcase their research projects and the following industrial partners will present a 5-minute pitch about their company and technologies :

    Followed by funder talks from

    • – Michael Kipping, Innovation Lead – Biomedical Catalyst, Health Sector Team at Innovate UK.
    • – Anthony Holmes, Director of Science and Technology, NC3Rs

    The full programme is available here. Details to access the event online will be emailed directly to those who have registered.

    Please register here to attend the event.

    Future Leaders in Regenerative Medicine: Joint Conference CDTs and UKSB

    Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June 2020

    The following EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training across the UK regenerative medicine field and the UK society for biomaterials will come together online on 24th and 25th June 2020:

    The CDTs will showcase their research to professionals and other PhD students within the field via Zoom.

    The conference will begin with keynote speaker Prof Liam Grover, Director of the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) at the University of Birmingham.

    The conference will break out into six themes across two days. During each session there will be presentations from later year CDT students within the field and poster and flash talks from early year students. The programme will allow for time to view posters on the UKSB website in advance of the poster discussion session.

    If you would like to attend this event please register here.

    Industry Day

    Wednesday 22nd January 2020

    Our first LifETIME Industry Day will take place on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 in the Reading Room at the University of Glasgow Union.

    The industry day will bring together lifETIME academics, partners, iClub, steering board and students.

    The programme will consist of formal progress presentations from the CDT executive management group. This will be followed by a facilitated session in the afternoon using open space principles to discuss subjects that have been captured during the morning session. Responses and suggestions from the open discussion will be collected. This will provide the CDT with information that is inclusive of all staff, stakeholder and student views from which the CDT will refine the impact strategy.

    There will an opportunity for all attendees to network.

    Below are the PowerPoint slides followed by video recordings of the presentations from the event:

    CDT Hub Overview – Michelle Carmichael

    LifETIME Student Recruitment – Matthew Dalby 


    LifETIME PartnersManuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    LifETIME at The University of Birmingham/Aston UniversityLiam Grover

    LifETIME at CÚRAM, National University of Galway Mihai Lomora

    A Physicist’s PerspectiveGeorgia Harris

    An International PerspectiveYashna Chabria