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Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences

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At WEISS, engineers, clinicians and computer scientists work together to develop technologies that enable safer and more effective treatments for patients across a wide range of conditions.

We specialise in the fields of surgical and interventional sciences. This means either surgery, being operations where surgeons need to make some kind of cut, or incision to the patient, and interventions being cases where it’s able to do this without so.

We intend for these to underpin the next generation of medicine across a wide range of applications, making life changing treatments more safe and more accessible for patients.

Our Centre is based at Charles Bell House, a building that brings together researchers from departments within the Faculty of Engineering, such as The Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical EngineeringComputer Science and Mechanical Engineering, and places them alongside clinical researchers from the Faculty of Medical Sciences and divisions such as the Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences. 

This close, interdisplinary integration allows clinicians to feed in their experiences to inform the direction and design of research, creating engineering solutions with the applications firmly in mind. It helps us ensure that innovation is always directed towards patient benefit. 

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Co-Investigators

Danail Stoyanov: Director
Laurence Lovat: Clinical Director
Dimitris Siasakos: Deputy Clinical Director
Erwin Alles
Steve Bandula
Dean Barratt
Paul Beard
Ann Blandford
Robert Bradford
Rob Brownstone
Manish Chand
Debra Chong
Neil Clancy
Matt Clarkson
Lyndon Da Cruz
Anna David
Brian Davidson
Paolo De Coppi
Jan Deprest
Adrien Desjardins
Vanessa Diaz
Neil Dorward
John Duncan
Mark Emberton
Malcolm Finlay
Stefano Giuliani
George Hamilton
Alister Hart
Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam
Yipeng Hu
John Kelly
Neil Kitchen
Rui Loureiro
Hani Marcus
Evangelos Mazomenos
Jamie McClelland
Andrew McEvoy
Anna Miserocchi
Sandro Olivo
Clement Orczyk
Ivan Parkin
Roby Rakhit
Agostino Stilli
Manish Tiwari
Francisco Vasconcelos
Yiannis Ventikos

Senior Clinical Fellows

Riaz Hassan Y Asaria
Reza Motallebzadeh
George Saleh
Maxine Tran

Senior Research Fellows

Ester Bonmati Coll
Elly Martin
Ollie Ogunlade

Research Fellows

Saja Aabith
Mian Ahmad
Omer Ahmad
Omid Akhlaghi Baghoojari
Rehman Ansari
Esra Aytac Kipergil
Biswajoy Bagchi
Sophia Bano
Mirko Bonfanti
Frans Chadebecq
Richard Colchester
Jo Coote
Catarina Isabel Correia Veloso Da Veiga
Priyankan Datta
Emmanouil Dimitrakakis
Thomas Dowrick
Eren Dursun
Eddie Edwards
Alexander Grimwood
Nam Huynh
Keshav Kannan Iyengar
Tijana Jevtic Vojinovic
Prasenjit Kabi
Bongjin Koo
Hoang Ha Le
Zhi Li
Lukas Lindenroth
Efthymios Maneas
Sunish Mathews
Xuehu Men
Laurent Mennillo
Zhe Min
Daniil Nikitichev
Sacha Noimark
Junho Oh
Jeremy Opie
Ji Qi
Ranjana Rai
Joao Ramalhinho
Mike Shaw
Vikaramjeet Singh
Peter Snow
Stephen Thompson
Sjoerd Vos
Dale Waterhouse
Zbigniew Wojna
Edward Zhang
Jiaqi Zhu

Clinical Training Fellows

Ali Alim-Marvasti
Joe Davidson
Brian Dromey
Alex Ho
Gemma Humm
Mohamed Hussein
Rawen Kader
Yada Kunpalin
Callum Little
Nada Mufti
Irene Paraboschi
Nash Uthraraj
Paul Wolfson

PhD and MRes Students

Adeyemi Akintonde
Zac Baum
Maura Bellio
Alisha Bhatt
Manuel Birlo
Semyon Bodian
Elizabeth Carr
Richard Caulfield
Zhuyang Chen
Emanuele Colleoni
Vanni Consumi
Remi Delaunay
Claudia D'Ettorre
Chiara Di Vece
Solène Dietsch
David Drobny
George Dwyer
Feihuang Fang
Mandy Fong
Simone Foti
Gaia Franzetti
Yunguan Fu
Iani Gayo
Nooshin Ghavami
Louis Girardin
Juana Gonzalez Bueno Puyal
Michael Grizen
Huatian Gu
Sherif Hamed
Nathaniel Henman
Constantinos Heracleous
Steven Hirschmann
Mirek Janatka
Norbert Janowicz
Robert Johnstone
Thomas Klinge
Sophia Laney
India Lewis-Thompson
Sofia Lopes Monteiro
Eleanor Mackle
Morenike Magbagbeola
Thanh Mai
Nina Montana Brown
Aoife McDonald-Bowyer
Lydia Neary-Zajiczek
Federica Ninno
Krittin Pachtrachai
Anastasia Papadopoulou
Fernando Perez Garcia
Matas Petreikis
Mark Pinnock
Dimitris Psychogyios
Anita Rau
Qichao Ren
Maria Robu
Nikolaos Salaris
Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed Bahyeldin Salem
Carmen Salvadores Fernandez
Jonathan Shapey
Robert Stafford-Williams
Antonios Stathoulopoulos
Kyriaki-Alkisti Stavropoulou
Catriona Stokes
Agnieszka Szczotka
Dhruva Tirumala Bukkapatnam
Elena Tran
Beatrice Van Amsterdam
Fraye Watson
Fraser Watt
Tao Xu
Wen Yan
Qianye Yang
Lydia Zajiczek
Jianhui Zhang
Shaoyan Zhang
Shigang Zhang
Yitong Zhang

Professional Services

TBC: WEISS Administrative Assistant and PA to Clinical Director
Ron Gaston: Laboratory and Equipment Manager
Jamahl Holland: Laboratory Technician
Sarina Hussain: WEISS Quality Manager
Dr Su-Lin Lee: WEISS Head of Operations
Mailis Merisalu: WEISS Administrator
Daniel Taylor: WEISS Public Engagement Manager
Dr Amy Warnock: WEISS Communications Manager
Simon Watt:  WEISS Public Engagement Officer
Clare Woolley: Executive Assistant to Director

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