UCL TouchLab Visit to the University of Toronto
27 May 2022
Members of WEISS recently spent a week at the University of Toronto (UofT) as part of an ongoing collaboration between the TouchLab at UCL, and the Wheeler Microfluidics and Morshead laboratories at UofT to develop new microrobotic tools for tissue microdissection and stem cell harvesting. The visit forms part of an ongoing project funded through the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative and builds on cross institutional support from UCL’s Global Engagement Office. During the visit the UCL team were able to deploy and test new software for automated cell manipulation using optoelectronic microrobots and carry out a proof-of-concept teleoperation test of a prototype robotic tissue resection system. The visit provided an opportunity to see at first hand the amazing research into digital microfluidics and neural stem cell biology at UofT and explore wider opportunities for collaboration.
The photo shows members of the UCL TouchLab with researchers from the Wheeler and Morshead labs at the University of Toronto (25th May 2022). From left: Mohamed Elsayed (UofT), Filip Stojic (UofT), Laurent Mennillo (UCL), Vijay Pawar (UCL), Humna Noman (UofT), Emilio Garcia Flores (UofT), Emily Gilbert (UofT), Cindi Morshead (UofT), Aaron Wheeler ((UofT), Mike Shaw (UCL), Harrison Edwards (UofT) and Chris Bendkowski (joining remotely from the UCL).