Professor Guang-Zhong Yang has been appointed Editor of Science Robotics, the latest offering from Science publisher, AAAS. The journal, which launches this year, will publish cutting-edge research into robotics.
Professor Yang is Director of the Hamlyn Centre, where he develops innovative medical technology using cutting-edge robotics, imaging and sensing. His team’s discoveries have enabled surgeons to utilise ultra-flexible and affordable robotic instruments, including snake robots and micro-surgical robots that help to treat patients with unprecedented accuracy during operations.
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James Alexander, a clinical research Fellow supervised by James Kinross and Zoltan Takats has been awarded the SAGES Foundation Gerald Marks Rectal Cancer Award. He will present his results at the 10th Annual SAGES Education and Research Foundation Awards Lunch in March 2016, which celebrates and honors distinguished leaders in minimally invasive surgery. Proceeds benefit the SAGES Foundation and its mission to advance endoscopic laparoscopic and emerging minimal access surgical methods and patient care.
Winning Abstract Title: A novel methodology for in vivo endoscopic phenotyping of colorectal cancer based on real time analysis of the mucosal lipidome: A prospective observational study of the iknife.
Congratulations go to Professor Darzi upon his recent admission to the United Kingdom’s Order of Merit by Her Majesty The Queen in the 2016 New Year’s Honour List.
Professor Darzi has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to healthcare and will join an august group – former members include Florence Nightingale and Nelson Mandela. Membership of the Order is limited at any given time to 24 members who have each been recognised by the reigning Head of State for exceptional meritorious services towards advancement of the arts, learning, literature and science.
It is a great reflection on his work and so our congratulations again, on this outstanding honour.
Read more on the Imperial new years honours story.
Interesting article in Nature by Astronomer Meg Urry, reflecting on a turbulent year for women in science:
Science and gender: Scientists must work harder on equality
Imperial Innovations and Quicktech is seeking images that demonstrate the breadth and depth of scientific research taking place at Imperial College London. We’re looking for photographs, illustrations or infographics that tell the story of your work – whether it’s a shot of some cells, a drawing of a drone, or a visual representation of fluid dynamics we’re seeking original, innovative and creative images that celebrate science.
For more information about entering the competition and the exhibition, check out the Imperial Innovations website.
Join us between 2-7pm at the W12 Conference Centre at Hammersmith Hospital on the 8th February 2016 for a free event showcasing clinical and health research at Imperial!
Maybe you want to learn about the research we carry out at Imperial?
Maybe you want to speak to the investigators carrying out research?
Maybe you want to participate in research?
Or maybe you just want to understand how and why we invest in certain areas of research?
Whatever your background or interest, our interactive exhibits, short talks, facility tours and round table discussions will help answer your questions. This is your opportunity to not only understand why health research matters but also help shape clinical research in the future.
And if all that doesn’t tempt you, there are also free refreshments and a drinks reception at the end of the day!
Interested? Click here to register via Eventbrite.
Need more info? See the attached pdf or call 02033122563.
The Healthcare Professional Interest Network presents: The A&E Crisis – Failure of leadership, media molehill or symptom of creaking NHS?
Take the opportunity to hear industry speakers tackle the A&E issue at this event on Thursday 28th January 2016. For full details see the Imperial College Business School website.
Anyone interested in finding out what’s going on in the Institute of Global Health and Innovation Centre’s, can start following the relevant twitter accounts to get the most up to date news:
Congratulations to Prof Nigel Gooderham who has been announced as Assistant Provost for Academic Promotions. Working with the Provost James Stirling to implement change.
Congratulations to our very own Divisional Manager of Surgery Mr Tony Tarragona-Fiol who has passed his MSc in Health Policy with Merit.
One of CSM’s PhD students, Munira Alsaleh has received an academic distinction award from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. This award is given to students who received an award at a conference or event.
Munira received her award after winning best poster award at a recent conference in Saudi Arabia. This extremely competitive award is open to students who receive a scholarship from any Saudi based organisation to undertake their studies in a UK-based university, college or institute.
Congratulations to Prof Justin Stebbing who has just been voted as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) council. He has been invited to the ASCI/AAP annual meeting to be held April 15-17 in Chicago at the Fairmont Hotel next year.
Justin has also been announced as co-Editor of Oncogene who publish the latest developments in cancer research.
Mr Christopher Lattimer (Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer) has won the Bronze Prize for best presentation at the American College of Phlebology this year.
Registration is now open for the NHLI Athena SWAN Lecture 2016 by Prof Fiona Watt FRS, taking place on Wednesday 20th of January.
Prof Watt will be talking about her exciting research – Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of Epidermal Stem Cell Fate – and also about her career path and how she got to where she is now. The talk is scheduled for 16:00 and will be followed by a reception where you will have a chance to talk to Prof Watt and mingle with your colleagues.
You can register for the event by e-mailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Huge congratulations to Prof Ian Wilson who has been bestowed the highest honour the Society of Chromatherapy confers to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of separation science.
Read more in the latest issue of Chromatography today