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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Wai Bing Mackesy has been with the Department of Chemical Engineering for about three years. She has been a cleaner and tea lady and was well known and liked by members of the department. She carried out her duties enthusiastically and cheerfully and we are sorry to see her go.

Wai Bing

On Friday, 10 February, 2006, Head of Department Professor Howard Chase presented her with a card signed by most of the staff and students and a bunch of flowers. Later, a group of students presented her with another gift.

We wish her every happiness in the future.

Wai Bing


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Dr Ioanna Mela awarded funding from the National Biofilm Innovation Centre

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Dr Ioanna Mela, a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the Laser Analytics Group with Prof Clemens Kaminski, has been awarded funding from the National Biofilm Innovation Centre, 3rd Proof of Concept Call, to investigate the potential of DNA nanostructures against oral biofilms.

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New paper on DNA nanostructures as a tool for targeted antimicrobial delivery

1 May 2020

Dr Ioanna Mela’s paper on DNA nanostructures that can specifically target bacteria has been published by Angewandte Chemie.