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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 
An advanced prototype of the PoliValve

New heart valve could transform open heart surgery for millions of patients globally

29 June 2020

The new polymeric heart valve, developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge, prevents the need for life-long blood thinning medication.

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Iron nanoparticles

Continuous synthesis of iron nanoparticles could open up their use as anti-cancer treatment

9 June 2020

PhD student, Julien Mahin, from our Process Integration group, has developed a new method to produce single-sized magnetic nanoparticles with promising medicinal applications.

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European Research Council Proof of Concept grants for drug delivery and perovskite x-ray detector projects

9 June 2020

Two of our research groups have received Proof of Concept grants, each worth €150,000, from the European Research Council, to spur their efforts bringing cutting-edge healthcare and detector technologies to market.

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Ioanna Mela

Dr Ioanna Mela awarded funding from the National Biofilm Innovation Centre

4 June 2020

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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Drawing of brain with representations of neurons

New insight into protein misfolding could open up novel approaches to treat Parkinson’s disease

4 June 2020

A cross-institutional team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have uncovered a link between the structure of the protein alpha-synuclein and its likelihood to misfold and aggregate.

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e-coli 36

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.

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Clean water flowing into cupped hands

David Brossault awarded CSAR PhD Student Award for his research on silica composites for water treatment applications

1 May 2020

The third-year PhD student’s work developing metal doped silica beads for environmental applications has been recognised by the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) as ‘outstanding research with real-world application’.

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Read more at: Dr Alexander Boys awarded Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship

Dr Alexander Boys awarded Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship

23 April 2020

Dr Alexander Boys, a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the Bioelectronic Systems Technology Group with Dr Róisín Owens, was recently awarded a 3-year Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP).

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'The Chemical Reaction' by Fiona Erskine

Alumna Fiona Erskine publishes her second book

21 April 2020

Following the release of her first book 'The Chemical Detective' published in 2019, chemical engineering alumna Fiona Erskine returns with her second action thriller ‘The Chemical Reaction'.

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New heart valve could transform open heart surgery for millions of patients globally

29 June 2020

The new polymeric heart valve, developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge, prevents the need for life-long blood thinning medication.

Shaping the world

23 June 2020

CEB researchers Beth Tennyson and Jana Weber named in WES Top 50 engineers awards

Continuous synthesis of iron nanoparticles could open up their use as anti-cancer treatment

9 June 2020

PhD student, Julien Mahin, from our Process Integration group, has developed a new method to produce single-sized magnetic nanoparticles with promising medicinal applications.