I am pleased to announce that the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering have funded 11 projects under the new ‘kick-start’ initiative.
These awards, and the collaborations they are nurturing, have been borne out of a programme launched back in November with our FoM/FoE networking event.
The scheme aims to foster new collaborations and stimulate innovative research at the interface between engineering and medicine. 80 staff attended the event to meet each other and to hear about work underway across the two Faculties. In January this year, 33 joint project proposals were submitted. The number of high quality applications received led to the Principals of both Faculties agreeing to increase the funding available to support a broad range of projects. A diverse portfolio of proposals to develop technologies in the fields of e-health, imaging, surgery, neuroscience, infection, and cardiovascular research have now been funded.
We hope that these collaborative teams will develop large bids for external funding in the coming year.
Dr Sarah Perkins
Head of Research Strategy
|Applicant/co-applicant||Associated department||Project title|
|Toni, Majeed, Cadar, Curcin||Computing, Primary Care & Public Health||Argumentation Approach to Clinical Decision Support with Guidelines in Primary Care|
|Vaidyanathan, Nandi, McGregor, Seemungal, Yousif,||Mechanical Engineering, Surgery & Cancer, Medicine||Integrated motion tracking, muscle, and neural activity monitoring|
|Stevens, Hanna||Materials, Surgery & Cancer||Prototyping a nanoneedle endoscope for Barrett’s Syndrome surveillance|
|Tang, Senior, Cosgrove, Eckersley, Shah, Chahal,||Bioengineering, NHLI, Institute of Clinical Sciences||Quantitative imaging and computer assisted analysis of plaque vascularisation and vasa vasorum using contrast enhanced ultrasound|
|Xu, Luckham, Chan, Gibbs||Chemical Engineering, Surgery & Cancer||Imaging of The Vulnerable Carotid Plaque: Biological Targeting of Inflammation Using Microparticles
of Iron Oxide (MPIO) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
|Surgery & Cancer, Mechanical Engineering,||Towards a bespoke MIS system for robotic head and neck surgery|
|Faisal, Seemungal, Gilestro||Computing, Medicine, Life Sciences||Affordable neurotechnology for kinematicsbased
early diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disease
Charani, Hatzaras, Moore, Viñas Engineering
|Electrical Engineering, Medicine, Bioengineering||ENhanced antibiotic prescribing through a CBR-based Imperial Antibiotic Prescribing
Policy smartphone application (ENIAPP)
|Nandi, Murphy, McLeod||Medicine, Electrical Engineering||Development of remote sensing intracranial pressure monitoring system|
|De Paola, Harris, French, Sardini||Clinical Sciences Centre, Bioengineering, Natural Sciences||Imaging optical chemical sensors using FRET-FLIM in vivo|
|Peters, Siggers, Ng, Roney, Malaweera, Christensen||NHLI, Bioengineering, Physics||Predicting the onset of heart rhythm disturbances from clinically available measures of cardiac electrophysiology: a combined modelling and biological experimentation approach.|