The flying, hockey playing MD(res) researcher from Australia

My story by Anthony Leong

I was born in Singapore and because my parents passed away from a very young age, I was pretty independent right from the very beginning. If there is one thing my mother taught me early in life which I attribute to where I am today, it would be the most important thing to have in the world is a good education, and that no one will help me more than myself. Typical of Chinese culture, my mother was harsh and would expect me to have at least 98% in all my exams; if not I was met with severe punishment!

The busy Bone Boffin

September has been a busy month for our resident Bone Boffin (aka Dr Richard Abel). Giving talks at a number of events and conferences, here is a little snapshot of what he has been up to…

Richie was invited to give a public talk at the Café Scientifique Launceston (Cornwall, UK) by Colin Webb. The Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings are always outside a traditional academic context in order to encourage visitors to pop along. The talk was entitled “What Lies beneath” and explained how 3D Imaging technology is advancing biology and medicine.

Martin Jaere and PSI (Patient Specific Instruments)

My name is Martin Jaere, I am a Medical Doctor from Norway and currently undertaking a double masters; MA and MSc in Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. This summer I have been working as a research assistant with Dr Susannah Clarke at the MSK Lab on Patient Specific Instruments (PSI), which is one of the many exciting projects going on in the Lab.   The theory behind PSI is that new manufacturing processes can help improve the work of the surgeon when it comes to accuracy and time taken in the operating theatre; in addition to drastically reducing the number of surgical tools needed for the operation.