CamBridgeSens recently held the latest round of the innovation competition. In this round, previous innovation competition winners competed for follow-on funding and two teams from this department were successful.
The first team consists of Vincent Ho (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), Dr Rongjun Chen (University of Leeds), Dr Matthias Ediger (Cavendish) and Dr Karin Müller (Multi-Imaging Centre, PDN).
The title of their project is Novel non-viral vectors for molecular diagnostics and traceable drug delivery and they have been awarded up to £6000 to carry out more research work on their current project.
The project entitled Travelling Wave Excited Photoactivation Localization Microscopy also won £5000 from CambridgeSens. The team is Dr. Miklos Erdelyi and Dr. Toni Laurila (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) and Dr. Elin Esbjörner Winters (Department of Chemistry).
Their proposal focuses on a new class of superresolution techniques (referred to as localization microscopy) that is presently under development at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. They are planning to improve the image acquisition speed of the microscope by means of travelling wave excitation. The primary application area of the developed instrument will be the studying of the misfolding and subsequent aggregation of disease-related amyloidogenic proteins in cultured neuronal cells and in higher order organisms.