Protein self-functionalisation: evolving the hydrogel paradigm

By LifETIME CDT Student: Alexandre Trubert (University of Glasgow) The field of tissue engineering has greatly excelled in recent years, scientists are now able to heal a variety of body tissues ranging from bone defects to whole internal organs; the practice of tissue engineering pivotally relies on materials compatible with the body, termed biomaterials, that act as scaffolds to guide tissue regeneration. Engineers have a variety

Paula Mendes is awarded IChemE Sharma Medal

By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham) Professor Paula Mendes, Professor of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, EPSRC Leadership Fellow at the University of Birmingham and lifETIME Management Committee member has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers Sharma Medal which honours sustained and outstanding research contributions within the field of chemical engineering. Professor Mendes

Alicia El Haj is awarded IOM3 Chapman Medal

By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham) Alicia El Haj, Professor of Cell Engineering at the University of Birmingham and lifETIME Management Committee member has been awarded the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) Chapman Medal for her work within the field of Healthcare Technologies. Professor El Haj is a leading figure within bioengineering

Cancer dormancy – Seek and Destroy

By LifETIME CDT Student: Elaine Ma (University of Glasgow) Cancer is a dynamic disease, that adapts to allow its survival and growth in various places in the human body. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, due to the ability of cancer cells to disseminate and form secondary tumours. When this occurs,

lifETIME Academic wins national 2020 TechWomen100 Award

By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham) Dr. Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer, Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow at the University of Birmingham, lifETIME supervisor and Chair of our Interdisciplinary Skills Committee has won a TechWomen100 Award which celebrates the success of future female tech leaders. Dr. Oppenheimer has demonstrated a great success in her work on

From a 3D perspective: AML and the bone marrow niche

By LifETIME CDT Student: Lauren Hope (University of Glasgow)   Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a malignancy of the blood, caused by a build-up of genetic mutations, which can lead to a lack of mature blood cells in the bloodstream. Current AML research includes the use of small animal models and 2D cell culture systems. Whilst