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Poster Prize Winner for Biomed Engineering student
Christopher Adams, a first year PhD student funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, as part of the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Regenerative Medicine, won joint-first prize in their annual poster competition held at Leeds University. The DTC aims to unify scientists with backgrounds in wide ranging disciplines,, such as engineering, chemistry and biology, in order to generate engineering solutions to the problems faced by the Regenerative Medicine industry. Currently, six universities (including Keele) form the DTC, with over 50 students studying at all levels of their PhDs.
Twenty posters were presented at the meeting, by first and second year DTC students from Loughborough, Nottingham and Keele universities, and they were judged by the students from Sheffield, York and Leeds. The poster was a description of a two month project, undertaken in Dr Divya Chari's laboratory at the Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine in 2010. The study investigated the effects of different experimental protocols on the genesis of neurons from neural stem cells that had been engineered with magnetic nanoparticles to deliver genes. These stem cells are a major transplant population for the treatment of central nervous system disease and injury.
Chris is currently undertaking a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with Dr Chari - his work aims to optimise the delivery of genes to neural stem cell transplant populations, and develop novel methods to study stem cell and nanoparticle interactions.
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