Monday, 31 July 2017

Wellcome to Monika Myślińska

Monika Myślińska joined the Zelzer group for a summer project in which she will work with NCA polymers in the context of high throughput screening. Monika currently studies Pharmacy at the Medical University of Warsaw and will be with us for 6 weeks to gain some lab experience in polymer and material science.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

RSC Materials Chemistry conference – ACC Liverpool 10th to 13th July

Anne presented her PhD work on ‘Synthesis of enzyme responsive surfaces- towards a smart cell-material interface’ at the 13th International Conference of Materials Chemistry. The conference was organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry who awarded Anne with a travel grant to attend. She presented her work on the progress she has made throughout her PhD on developing more biomimetic interfaces by modifying surfaces with peptides using N-Carboxy anhydride ring opening polymerisation which are able to interact with native cell enzymes. This was an excellent opportunity to present and discuss her research with experts in the field and fellow peers.
There was an excellent variety of stimulating talks in the fields of biomaterials, nanomaterials, optical materials and energy and environment. The organisers provided many opportunities to socialise with other attendees including walking tours of Liverpool and the conference dinner at the famous Anfield football stadium.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Best oral presentation prize for Maria

Congratulations to Maria Angelerou who won the best oral presentation prize at the School of Pharmacy annual conference on the 4th July. This years conference was organised and hosted by the Division of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies and had some great external speakers, including Prof Sheila MacNeil, Dr Caroline Curtin and Dr Paul Roach.