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.