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Bioengineering Conference

Friday 13th March 2020, 8:45am-2pm

McGrath Centre, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

This half-day conference will showcase current collaborations between engineers, scientists and the wider biological and biomedical community, and aims to build bridges between researchers and practitioners in these areas.

The keynote address from Manohar Bance (Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Cambridge) will draw on his experience of collaborating with engineers in the scientific understanding and clinical treatment of disorders of hearing and balance. Other talks will cover the broad range of research underway in the Engineering Department, with additional contributions from University colleagues.

All are welcome to present posters, with poster prizes for PhDs and post-docs kindly supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Division

All are welcome to attend. Free registration is required for catering, please click here.

Draft programme

8:45am Registration and coffee
9:00am Introduction: Michael Sutcliffe, Department of Engineering

9:15am Keynote address
Manohar Bance: Challenges and opportunities of working with clinicians, my experiences

9:45-10:45am Session 1
Glenn Vinnicombe: Optimal timing in biochemical reaction networks
Magda Gerigk: Implantable drug delivery devices for brain tumours
Alexandre Kabla: Mechanical sensing controls the way cells migrate
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb: Biomedical image analysis: a joined up approach from source to information

10:45-11:15am Coffee break. Posters

11:15-11:50am Collaboration Opportunities
James Wood: Infectious Diseases IRC
Nan Li: Cambridge Centre for Engineering Better Care
Tom Watt: GSK is a drug company, why is it in the Engineering Department?

11:50-12:50 Session 2
Gabi Kaminski: An all optical approach to study amyloid aggregation
Daniel Popa: Infrared devices for healthcare applications
Ruizhi Wang: Characterising proteins on a chip
Michael Sutcliffe: Bioengineering applied to treatment of dog knees

12:50pm Poster prizes and close

1pm-2pm Lunch

For further information please email Michael Sutcliffe at