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CEB Research Day, 26-27 June 2017

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CEB Research Day, 26-27 June 2017

Poster session. Click on the image to see a larger version.

CEB hosted its annual Research Day in our new building on the West Cambridge site on 26th and 27 June 2017.

The event brought together researchers from across chemical engineering and biotechnology through a series of talks and poster presentations covering the broad research activities of the the Department. Expanding the event over two days created more time for scientific discussion, setting up new collaborations and identifying new exciting challenges.

David Fairen-Jimenez
The 20 oral presentations spanned microfluidics, amorphous and crystalline metal organic frameworks, nanoparticle synthesis, spores for pharmaceutical applications, rheology for the food industry, batteries and supercapacitors among many others.

A particular highlight was the poster session, during which discussion topics ranged from catalyst design and the rheology of viscous polymers, to titanium oxide synthesis and solar water splitting. The new tea room provided an ideal setting, offering a comfortable environment for 40 poster presenters to engage with colleagues.

The scientific discourse naturally became more relaxed as we proceeded to refreshments and the barbecue, which were enjoyed on our Department patio in the Summer evening sun of West Cambridge.

The organisers would like to thank all of the speakers and poster presenters for their contributions and the delegates from the Department and industry for their enthusiastic questioning and discussion. We also thank Elena, Michaela, Vanessa and Debbie for their help with preparations and on the day, and Professors Dennis and Hall for their inspiring opening and closing addresses.

The organisers: Vladimir Palyulin, Prof Alexei Lapkin, Amberley Stephens, Chris Ness


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Monday 26th June

12:00-13:00 Arrival and registration; Buffet Lunch

13:00 Conference opening 

13:00-13:30 David Fairen-Jimenez, "Design of Amorphous NanoMOFs Capsules for Sustained Drug Delivery"

13:30-13:55  Santiago G. Lago, Jakub Tomasik, ”Drug discovery in neuropsychiatric disorders using high-content single-cell screening of signaling network responses ex vivo

13:55-14:20 Romain F. Laine, ”MiLeSIM: a high-throughput assay for viral biotechnology using super-resolution microscopy and machine learning algorithm”

14:20-14:45 Arely Gonzalez Aravena, ”Advances in photo-bioelectricity generation utilizing cyanobacteria” 

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-16:05 Invited talk: Professor Graeme Whyte, School of Engineering Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, "Microfluidics for pulling and squeezing one cell at a time"

16:05-16:30 Noha A. S. Al-Otaibi, ”Modulating the molecular and biological signatures underpinning cryo-damage in HL-60 by novel cryo-additive agents”

16:30-16:55 Guowu Zhan, ”An alternative synthetic approach for macro-meso-microporous MOF via “domain growth” mechanism”

16:55-17:20 Flash Poster Presentation (6 presentations, 5 minutes each)

17:20 Poster Session / Networking / Refreshments

19:00 Conference dinner / barbecue @ CEB


Tuesday 27th June

9:00 Start of 2nd day' sessions

9:00-9:30 Graham Christie, "Microbial technology at CEB".

9:30-9:55 Manoel Y. Manuputty, ”Synthesis of titania nanoparticles - A modelling and experimental investigation”

9:55-10:20 David Baynard, ”Fabricating spore-formers as pharmaceutical factories”

10:20-10:45 Antonina Kerbs, ”DNA Structuring using Laser Writing and Light Triggered Chemistry”

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break/Poster Session

11:15-12:05 Invited talk: Professor Clare Grey (FRS), Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
"Batteries, super capacitors and ionic transport: research in the Grey Group"

12:05-12:30 Amberley Stephens, ”New insights into how calcium affects physiological/pathological function of α-synuclein”

12:30-12:55 Peyman Z. Moghadam, ”The Role of High-throughput Computational Screening in Materials Discovery”

12:55-13:00 Closing Remarks

13:00 Conference close