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Dr Mark Waugh, UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health More...
Starts: Dec 4, 2015 1:00:00 PM
Dr Gavin Johnson and Dr George Webster More...
Starts: Dec 9, 2015 1:00:00 PM
Kirsty Waddington, UCL Clinical Pham More...
Starts: Dec 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM
The DoM Graduate Open Day will take place on Monday 21st March 2016 from 10.00 - 13.00 in the 2nd floor seminar room, Rayne Building, 5 University Street. More...
Starts: Mar 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM
The DoM Research Retreat will take place on Thursday 26th May 2016. More...
Starts: May 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM
The Annual Dinner this year (Thursday 9th June) will take the form of a summer BBQ. More...
Starts: Jun 9, 2016 7:00:00 PM
A consortium of five WIBR scientists together with collaborators at Oxford and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, has been awarded £4M by the Wellcome Trust to study neural circuits in the mammalian brain (“Functional neuromics of the cerebral cortex”). read more
Published: Jul 27, 2015 11:56:12 AM
Published: Jul 20, 2015 3:05:08 PM
These talks illustrate how smart technologies will change the ways that we investigate, diagnose, treat and monitor disease at an individual and population level.
Published: Jul 15, 2015 4:18:43 PM
Professor Rachel McKendry wins 2015 UCL Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award
UCL Professor Rachel McKendry was awarded the UCL Provost Spirit of Enterprise Award at this year’s eighth annual UCL Awards for Enterprise.
The award was in recognition for Rachel’s outstanding track record of partnerships with industry to tackle infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, which have led to new antibiotics, mobile diagnostic devices, apps and mapping systems to nowcast outbreaks using symptoms reported online.
Throughout her research career, Rachel, who holds a joint position at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Division of Medicine at UCL, has championed collaboration and engagement with industry in order to bring her research to the people that matter- patients and the public. She has also strived to provide her students and postdocs with valuable exposure to the clinical and commercial world, teaching and encouraging them to work across, and beyond traditional research boundaries.
Rachel’s work with industry partners Targanta Therapeutics (now the Medicines company) helped to unravel the mechanism of action of oritavancin, a new antibiotic, which was recently FDA approved. Rachel also led a major NIHR Innovation for Invention award with industry partner OJ-Bio to develop a mobile phone-connected diagnostic test for HIV, which has now successfully passed early clinical pilot studies.
In 2013, Rachel was awarded an £11m EPSRC grant to develop global early warning systems for infectious diseases (i-sense) with academic, clinical and industry partners, including Cambridge Life Sciences, Mologic, Cepheid and Telefonica O2.
Through this consortium, Rachel has secured Google funding for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Google Flu Trends on their modeling techniques and, together with UCL Professor Ingemar Cox, helped seed a partnership with Microsoft to track the spread of infectious diseases at music festivals using Twitter and search engine queries. Through the collaboration with OJ-Bio, a student and postdoc from Rachel’s research group were able to gain industrial experience at Japan Radio Company, OJ-Bio’s Parent Company in Fujimino, Japan.
Rachel McKendry said:
“ I think it’s crucial to work with our industry partners to translate some of our exciting discoveries in the lab into products and practices that can ultimately benefit patients”
The UCL Provost Spirit of Enterprise Award, which was presented by UCL President and Provost Michael Arthur, recognises the achievements and attitude of an academic at UCL that has demonstrated a willingness to engage with business in multiple ways that have enhanced their core research and teaching activities.
Winners of the 2015 UCL Awards for Enterprise were announced on Wednesday 10 June, at a ceremony held at UCL Advances’ new incubator space for product and creative businesses at King’s Cross, BASE KX.
You can see the full list of winners here.
Published: Jun 25, 2015 2:25:22 PM
Published: May 8, 2015 12:08:32 PM
Published: May 8, 2015 12:06:51 PM
In2scienceUK is a UCL-backed social enterprise which assists talented A-level students from underprivileged backgrounds in applying for STEM degrees at university. More...
Published: May 7, 2015 9:18:52 AM
Gautam Mehta, Kevin Moore and Rajiv Jalan, in collaboration with Cyberliver Ltd. have obtained a grant (£75K) from the Health Foundation to test a smartphone based app, to deliver brief interventions and prevent re-admission in patients with alcohol liver disease. This exciting approach will have a national press launch from the Health Foundation on the 20th April. Cyberliver Ltd. Is a startup founded by Jalan and colleagues with the aim of building a platform for the remote management of patients with liver disease. More...
Published: Apr 13, 2015 12:07:47 PM
by Professor John Martin More...
Published: Mar 31, 2015 1:47:00 PM
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