Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences


Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)

By combining the strength of engineering and clinical sciences at UCL, WEISS aims to ensure that innovative engineering solutions are reaching the clinic to benefit patients. 

Our Centre will create an intuitive and highly personalised surgical platform that enables more precise, less invasive procedures. Greater precision also means more patients will be viable for complicated but life-altering surgery and those treated will benefit from safer, more localised treatments and a shorter recovery time in hospital. 

The research is being developed with a wide range of clinical applications in mind, including vascular, paediatric, ophthalmic, neurological and prostate surgical interventions. In particular, the Centre will advance engineering sciences in intraoperative imaging and sensing, data fusion and extraction, human-technology interfaces, tissue modelling, interventional instrumentation and surgical navigation.

Research demo


Eight fundamental research platforms link the Centre's interdisciplinary and cross-faculty groups.

Public Engagement


Two-way dialogue with public and patient groups provides opportunities for mutual learning



Our Centre colocates engineers, clinicians and computer scientists at Charles Bell House. 

Join us 

Take a look at our existing jobs and PhD vacancies here and contact weiss-vacancies@ucl.ac.uk with general enquiries. 

If you are interested in an informal discussion regarding the scientific content of our vacancies, please email Professor David Hawkes, d.hawkes@ucl.ac.ukor Professor Danail Stoyanov, d.stoyanov@ucl.ac.uk