1st MeDe Innovation Early Career Researcher Forum Workshop

1st MeDe Innovation Early Career Researcher Forum Workshop

Date: May 11, 2015

Location: WB19 Conference Room, Richmond Building, Faculty of Engineering & Informatics, University of Bradford

The MeDe-Innovation ECR Forum will host its first research workshop on Monday 11 May 2015 at the University of Bradford.

The meeting will illustrate ECR research in the centre, provide opinions on career pathways within academia or to industry, and offer a guided tour of the manufacturing facilities at the University of Bradford.

Information and registration (by 1st May) can be found at at https://mede-innovation-ecrbradford2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Event Programme

09:30     Registration, coffee, and networking

10:00     Welcome & Introduction: Marlène Mengoni (University of Leeds), MeDe Innovation ECR Forum

Key research in the MeDe Innovation academic centres (Chair: Marlène Mengoni)

10:10     Research Challenge 2 – Manufacturing at the Point of Need – Natacha Rivera Rodrigues (University of Newcastle)

10:25    Development of Novel Manufacturing Techniques for Biomedical Applications: UoN’s Approach – Miquel Gimeno-Fabra (University of Nottingham)

10:40     MeDe at Sheffield: Who and What? and Layer-by-Layer Assembly to Modify Biomaterials at the Nanoscale – Ilida Ortega and Piergiorgio Gentile  (University of Sheffield)

11:00     Development of a bioprocess for the manufacture of acellular osteochondral scaffolds – Hazel Fermor (University of Leeds)

11:15     Characterisations at the Nano-level using Confocal-AFM and Nanoindentation – Maria Katsikogianni (University of Bradford)


Career pathways (Chair: Maria Katsikogianni)

11:30     The Curious Case of Modern Researchers – Dr Harry Tsoumpas, Lecturer in Medical Imaging (University of Leeds)

12:00     Transition from Academia to Industry, is it Right for Me? – Dr Sami Tarsuslugil, JRI Orthopaedics Ltd

12:30     Networking and Lunch


ECR’s of MeDe Innovation (Chair: Miquel Gimeno-Fabra)

13:30     20 to 25 lightning talks (2 minutes/3 slides each) – sign in at registration

Slide 1: “who am I?” (A word on your background)

Slide 2: “what do I do?” (A word on your research)

Slide 3: “what’s in for me?” (What expertise/facilities am I looking for/can I offer?)


14:30     Lab visit

16:00     Tea and closing meeting – Marlène Mengoni

16:30     close

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