Friday, 18 December 2015

RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting (7th-8th Jan 2016)

This annual RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting for groups working on the synthesis and characterisation of biomaterials is designed to promote biomaterials chemistry research and development, enhance existing links, foster new collaborations and spread expertise.

The 2016 meeting will be held at the University of Birmingham. Maria, Sebastiaan and Mischa will be attending for the Zelzer Group. Sebatiaan will give a talk about his recent work on 3D SIMS analysis of cells and Maria will present a poster showcasing her work on surface directed self assembly.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Opening lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Doctoral School 'Biologie-Sante' Nantes/Angers

logo 01Mischa was invited to Nantes to talk about the research of the Zelzer group at the opening of the annual meeting of the doctoral school in biology and health held on the 10th/11th December. The doctoral school is jointly run by the universities of Nantes and Angers. The event was very engaging with a series of high quality talks and posters and elicited many good discussions.

Friday, 4 December 2015

New Publication

Sebastiaan and Mischa recently published a communication titled ‘Multivariate analysis of 3D ToF-SIMS images: method validation and application to cultured neuronal networks’ in Analyst with Christopher Parmenter, David Scurr and Noah Russell as their co-authors. They demonstrate that by using a training set approach principal components analysis (PCA) can be performed on large 3D ToF-SIMS images of neuronal cell cultures. The method readily p
rovides access to sample component information and significantly improves the images’ signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).