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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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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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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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Department van filled with boxes of gloves

Technical team supports local hospitals with personal protective equipment drive

16 April 2020

Phil Salway, our Senior Teaching Laboratory Technician, has been leading the University's efforts to supply local Cambridge hospitals, such as Addenbrookes, with PPE.

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Yash Mishra with Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner

Yash Mishra presents brain-on-a-chip research in Parliament at STEM for Britain

16 April 2020

Back in March, shortly before the UK's lockdown began, PhD student Yash Mishra presented his research at the UK Parliament for an event called STEM for Britain.

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Hirak in the lab with colleagues from the Bioscience Engineering Group

Dr Hirak Patra to join UCL as Associate Professor

3 April 2020

Hirak Patra, a senior researcher in our Biosystems Engineering group, is to become Associate Professor in Nanomedicine and Regenerative Medicine at UCL.

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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.

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.

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.