UCLH BRC grants £500,000 to Healthcare Engineering and Imaging theme projects
3 May 2019
The NIHR UCLH BRC’s Healthcare Engineering and Imaging (HE&I) theme has awarded more than £500,000 to scientists and engineers at UCL across twelve research projects.
The NIHR UCLH BRC aims to support experimental medicine, from basic science to first-in-human trials. The successful HE&I projects were chosen based on their clear clinical-engineering collaboration and translational impact within two to three years.
Prof Danny Alexander, HE&I Theme Director says:
"We are very excited by the range of disciplines in these awards. These projects will diversify the HE&I Theme portfolio, ensuring even more patients can benefit from the world-leading engineering and translational research at UCL and the clinical excellence at UCLH."
The twelve award recipients are:
- Andreas Demosthenous – Biosensor for fast pOint-of-care Blood Analysis of Troponin
- Paul Beard – Clinical translation of photoacoustic imaging for the assessment of rheumatoid arthritis
- Joseph Jacob – Using Deep Learning of CT Features to Predict Survival and Identify Disease Subtypes in Fibrosing Lung Disease
- Rui Loureiro – VR & Robotic Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
- Geoffrey Parker – Tumour mimetic phantoms for diffusion MRI standardisation (TumoMim)
- Neil Oxtoby – MC-PMT-D3PM: Memory Clinic Patient Management Tools from Data-Driven Disease Progression Modelling
- Ryo Torii – Biomechanical insight into failed coronary arterial bypass grafts in high risk, vulnerable patients with poor ventricles
- Jamie McLelland – Image Analysis for Studying Radiotherapy Induced Lung Damage (RILD)
- Pier Lambiase – Integration of electrophysiological and structural myocardial mapping to personalise treatment and improve ablation outcomes
- Stavroula Babalani – OPTIMAL – Objective, Personalised Treatment of Peripheral Arteriovenous Malformations via a Novel Platform Combining Engineering and Imaging Tools
- Ivana Drobnjak – Learning from high-dimensional data to quantify intra-operative risk in frailty and map patient outcome
- Margaret Hall Craggs – Optimisation of a multiparametric, quantitative MRI tool for assessment of bone and joint health in inflammatory disease.