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8. Gold coated colloidosome by Qian Sun

The water core has a diameter of about one micron and it is surrounded by a polymer shell – the gold particles coating the surface. The aim of the gold coated colloidosome project is to attach proteins to this gold layer and thereby enable biospecificity, and delivery of the encapsulated drugs to sites within the body.

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Africans in STEM conference: opportunities and challenges

15 July 2019

The first Africans in STEM symposium held on 28 June 2019 in our department was aimed at celebrating African voices and ideas in STEM.

Annual conference highlights diverse impact of department research

4 July 2019

Our department Research Conference took place from 25-26 June, bringing together researchers from across the department, wider university, external institutions and industry.

Dr Janire Saez awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

14 June 2019

Dr Janire Saez awarded Marie Curie Fellowship for her work on organ-on-chip devices for cancer research.