Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Welcome to Rachael

Rachael Smith has started her PhD with the CDT in Targeted and Advanced Therapeutics. For her training project, Rachael has joined the Zelzer group where she will work in a team with other CDT students (Kaoutar Bouzinab and Akmal Sabri) and academics (Frankie Rawson, Giuseppe Mantovani, Snow Stolnik) on the analysis of supported lipid bilayers.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Mike passed his viva!

Congratulations to Michael Taylor for successfully defending his thesis. We wish him all the best and hope he will enjoy his postdoc in the US.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Sebastiaan presents at SIMS Europe 2016

Sebastiaan attended SIMS Europe 2016 which took place in Münster, Germany, from September 18 to 20, 2016. The SIMS Europe conferences alternate with the biennial International SIMS Conferences and is attended by an increasing number of participants, exceeding 250 in the past years. It covers the complete breadth of development and applications in SIMS and strongly covers the trend towards imaging applications of SIMS.

Sebastiaan gave an oral presentation titled ‘3D ToF-SIMS Imaging of Primary Cell Cultures’ in which he showcased aspects of his PhD work, notably the development of data analysis tools for large 3D ToF-SIMS images and preparation protocols for ToF-SIMS analysis that preserve the cell morphology. His talk was well received and allowed him to start building a reputation outside of his current institutional network as well as establish new collaborations.

The Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund of the Royal Society of Chemistry supported Sebastiaan's trip with a travel grant.