Monday, 14 October 2013

New Project Student: Monica Mistry

Monica Mistry will undertake a training project with Mischa Zelzer and Maria Marlow on the gelation behaviour of prodrugs on surfaces. Monica is currently a PhD student within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Targeted Therapeutics and Formulation Sciences.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

New PhD Student: Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor has started his PhD project on the analysis of hydrogels. The project is led by Morgan Alexander and co-supervised by Mischa Zelzer and Lee Buttery. Michael is part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine at The University of Nottingham, funded by the EPSRC and the MRC.

Friday, 27 September 2013

New PhD Students - Sebastiaan van Nuffel, Sunil Rajput and Hala Dhowre

Sebastiaan van Nuffel, Sunil Rajput and Hala Dhowre have joined the group to undertake PhD studies supervised by Mischa Zelzer in collaboration with the Neurophotonics lab at The University of Nottingham, led by Noah Russell. Their research will focus on controlling and measuring interactions between neuronal cells and material surfaces. Their projects are funded by The University of Nottingham and the EPSRC.

ISAC Starting Event

Mischa Zelzer organised the ISAC launch meeting which took place on the 25th September to mark the start of the Interface and Surface Analysis Centre (ISAC). ISAC is a centre of excellence that offers services in the analysis of surfaces and interfaces to industrial and academic partners.

It was established in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). The meeting was very successful, bringing together researchers from academia and industry for animated discussions and exchange of ideas.

Monday, 16 September 2013

New PDRA: Fabio Simoes

Fabio Simoes has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher to work on the fabrication and analysis of well defined peptide surfaces and explore their application for stem cell culture. The project is funded through the BioSurf programme, lead by NPL and funded by the EMRP. The project is prformed under the supervision of Mischa Zelzer, Morgan Alexander, Alex Shard and David Scurr.