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PAM Day UK

Come and join us for the first PAM Day UK! Register via dsis.performingarts@ucl.ac.uk More...

Published: May 18, 2017 3:29:34 PM

Surgeon’s virtual ‘scrub-in’ using new technology filmed by Sky

A skin cancer operation in Watford, directed by a plastic surgeon 15 miles away at the Royal Free Hospital using augmented reality technology, appeared on the Sky show ‘Swipe’ earlier this month. More...

Published: Apr 27, 2017 7:02:44 AM

Upcoming PGT virtual open days

Learn more about our research-led and student-centred programmes at our upcoming Virtual Open Day.

Our academic staff will be available online to answer all your questions about the application process, course content, research opportunities, financial support available and career destinations of UCL graduates.

The Virtual Open Day will take place on the 10th and 30th of May from 12-14:00pm (UK Time). 

The Division offers a wide range of master's programmes and each event will focus on specific programmes.

The 10th of May event will focus on the following programmes:
•    Performing Arts Medicine MSc
•    Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation MSc
•    Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health MSc
•    Pain Management MSc

The 30th of May event will focus on the below programmes:
•    Musculoskeletal Science MSc
•    Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine MSc
•    Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies MSc
•    Burns, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery MSc
•    Evidence-Based Healthcare MSc

If you would like to attend the events please register online. You will be sent a web link to access the Virtual Open Day a day before the event. Please note that places are strictly limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. More...

Published: Apr 27, 2017 4:13:16 AM

Division Manager 

Dan Sinclair will be permanently leaving us to take up the role of Director of Operations at the UCL Institute of Education. I am sure you will join me in wishing him all the very best in his new role. I will personally miss his valuable advice and leadership in maintaining the high standards in our Division. More...

Published: Apr 3, 2017 9:42:42 AM

Divisional Academic Meeting

The most recent Divisional Academic Meeting took place on Monday, 13th March, at the More...

Published: Mar 31, 2017 3:35:26 PM

Stopping biological time ; cryobiology, cryonics, and translation of low temperature science

Many people will have been aware over the past few months that the topics of freezing human organs or bodies have been profiled in the media. This has been in part stimulated by a court case surrounding an individual family choice about permitting body cryopreservation, and more recently research indicating that by using nanotechnology, it may be possible to overcome one of the  ‘Achilles’ heels’ of organ cryopreservation, which has been the rewarming technology.  More...

Published: Mar 31, 2017 1:58:34 PM

NIHR-funded Clinical Translation Grant

Congratulations to Dr Kate Ricketts, Prof Sandy Macrobert, Prof Marilena Loizidou and Dr Elnaz Yaghini, together with Prof Gary Royle (Medical Physics and Bioengineering) and Prof Ricky Sharma (Cancer Institute), for being awarded an NIHR-funded translational pathway incubation grant, under the Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Cooperative. This will fund a network of academics, clinicians, industry, health economists, policy makers, patient groups and legal advisors to support accelerated, optimised and streamlined clinical translation of Division of Surgery research in nanoparticle-enhanced radiotherapy. Through this award the UCL team will benefit from access to regulatory and legal advice, and together with the Colorectal HTC, will produce a road map to commercialisation and clinical translation. The funding will enable key stakeholders to be brought together for acceleration of promising basic science into translation and adoption into clinical practice. More...

Published: Mar 31, 2017 12:53:45 PM

MRC-funded Knowledge and Exchange secondment

Congratulations to Kate Ricketts and Reem Ahmad who have been awarded an MRC-funded Proximity to Discovery Award to enable Reem to be seconded for six months part-time at the National Physical Laboratory, the UK standards laboratory in Teddington. Reem will also spend time at the Joint Research Centre in Italy (European Commission) to work on the characterisation of nanomaterials for the development of regulatory guidelines. The industrial secondment will enable Reem to gain first-hand experience in working within a government run facility and knowledge of policy and standardisation involved in clinical translation. The secondment will enhance the ongoing collaborative research between Dr Ricketts’ team and NPL on the therapeutic enhancement of metallic nanoparticles in radiotherapy. This will form part of NPL’s centre for Metrology for Medical Physics (MEMPHYS) focussed on optimum and rapid clinical adoption of new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques close to implementation. More...

Published: Mar 31, 2017 12:51:10 PM


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