Articles by lifETIME Team

2020 Cohort Training Programme

By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham) Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK earlier this year, we have worked hard to adapt the lifETIME programme to be delivered online. Our 2019 cohort were fortunate enough to be able to have in-person rotational training which created an environment to network with other cohort members,

My Angle on Glaucoma

By LifETIME CDT Student: Hannah Lamont (University of Birmingham) Going into my PhD project, I knew little about glaucoma and how exactly it’s become the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Now, a year  into my project and I’m completely fascinated by this disease and where exactly the crux of the problem lies; in two

LifETIME CDT Student Day

By LifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham) Delegates have attended the first virtual LifETIME CDT Student Day event bringing together academics, industry partners and LifETIME students. The event began with a welcome from Ivan Wall, Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Cell & Gene Therapy Bioprocessing at Aston University who gave an informative overview of the

FLIM starring metastatic pancreatic cancer cells

By LifETIME CDT Student: Elena Mandrou (University of Glasgow) My project revolves around studying a signalling pathway that previous research showed it is important for the directional metastasis (or spread) of aggressive cancers.  The signal in question is a lipid called lysophosphatidic acid (or LPA) that exists in the cells’ surroundings. The cells’ have a

lifETIME goes to “Future Leaders in Regenerative Medicine: Joint Conference CDTs and UKSB”

By LifETIME CDT Student: Lydia-Styliani Marinou (University of Glasgow) Once upon a time, the Lifetime CDT collaborated with the following CDTs and the UK Society of Biomaterials to organise a joint event this summer:  EPSRC-SFI Joint CDT in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME) EPSRC/MRC CDT in Regenerative Medicine EPSRC/MRC CDT in Regenerative

Dragons Den Competition

By LifETIME CDT Student: Megan Boseley (Aston University) As part of the CDT coronavirus online training the Dragons Den competition, including the 5 preliminary business and marketing sessions, were pushed forward and moved to zoom. Initially, informative training with Peter Childs and Frank Rinaldi provided background on market awareness, IP, spin-outs and start-ups, forming a