Final year chemistry project student Charlotte Sarmork presents her work at the Higher Education Academy (HEA) annual conference in Manchester. Her poster presentation focused on new electronic tools that can be utilised to increase engagement and confidence in laboratory classes.
Her poster presentation was a great success with plenty of attendees interested in her work. She was even invited to write a blog for the HEA. Well done Charlotte
Our exiting collaboration which began through a an ERASMUS partnership with Michael Winder at the University of Gothenburg has led to the publication of an paper in Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology that explores changes in nitric oxide signalling in normal and malignant human urothelial cells. You can find the paper at the following link.
Dr Patel and Eldhose attended the Pittcon Analytical conference and presented 4 abstracts in the various areas of research. These were focused on new analytical approaches for investigating gastrointestinal function, understanding inotrope delivery in neonates, point of care electrochemical microneedle devices and new educational approaches for undergraduate analytical chemistry laboratory classes.
Our funded proposal through IMPRESS Plus has official started and we would like to welcome Oliver Keattch to the team. Oli brings extensive experience on 3D printing and has some exciting creative plans for making the prototypes for this proposal. We will be sharing out finding through twitter and this website as the project develops.
Dr Patel has secured funding from IMPRESS Plus network, which is focused on incontinence research by promoting novel engineering-science solutions to meet the long-held needs of people who live with this life-changing condition. The current project which will commence in March 2017 will focus on the development of a novel device that can monitoring signalling and muscle dynamics.
Our recent paper in Mechanism of Ageing and Development is focused on the development of ROS/RNS sensors on carbon composite electrodes. This sensor is based on the pioneering work of Amatore. Using composite electrodes provided the ability to make sensors with any geometry. This work was supported by the BBSRC in order to provide a sensor based device that can be utilised researchers focused on ageing. You can find the paper from the following link.
The team presented their work on signalling process in the digestive tract in the presence of Shire-Movetis NV product prucalopride, which has been indicated as new drug for IBS.
Well done to Molly Graham for spending six week in the laboratory focused on the development of an assay for the determination of dopamine and dobutamine. After presenting her work on the celebration evening, she successfully obtained the gold crest award. We wish her all the best for the future.
Dr Patel gave an inspiring presentation to celebrate 20 years of Nuffield summer project students. The scheme has been providing local A/S students a key opportunity to experience life in academia or industry conducting a novel research project.
Dr Patel highlighted his journey and why such a scheme is of significance to him. He stated that “the Nuffield summer student scheme is the highlight of his academic year and it provides him with an opportunity to inspire the future generation.”
Well done to Marta, Neda, Yumiko, Zainab and Reetu for successfully presenting and passing their vivas. All conducted a great range of extensive projects from cell signalling to development of new strategies for biosensors.