Bioengineering conference: Innovation through convergence


Bioengineering conference: Innovation through convergence

This one-day conference will showcase current collaborations between engineers, scientists and the wider biological and biomedical community, and aims to build bridges between researchers and practitioners in these areas.

Dates 15 Mar 2018 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 8:45
Venue Institute for Manufacturing
Organiser name IfM Events
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Event details:

This one-day conference will showcase current collaborations between engineers, scientists and the wider biological and biomedical community, and aims to build bridges between researchers and practitioners in these areas. Talks will cover the broad range of research underway in the Cambridge area, with a particular focus on West Cambridge.

The conference is organised by Cambridge University Engineering Department, in conjunction with the IMechE Biomedical Engineering Division. Speakers are expected from all West Cambridge University departments, as well as local industry.

The organisers are very grateful to Helen Morton for the generous donation that supported this event and to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for supporting the poster prizes.

This event is free to attend. To register, please email the IfM Events Team with your name, position and company name

Programme

8:45 Registration and coffee
9:15 Introduction
9:45-11:00 - Session 1: Current Research I

Speakers from the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Engineering, and Physics.

Clemens Kaminski - Optical microscopy of molecular mechanisms of disease.
Joan Lasenby - Analysis of Gait for Rehabilitation: vision and learning techniques.
Lisa Hall - Bio-inspired materials engineered for sensors.
Jag Srai - Reconfiguring medicines' end-to-end supply.
Sarah Bohndiek - Translating optical imaging biomarkers for early cancer diagnosis.

11:00-11:30 - Break

11:30-12:30 - Session 2: Innovation and collaboration in bioengineering

Speakers and discussion from the Institute for Manufacturing and Arete Medical Technologies.

Tim Minshall, Institute for Manufacturing, Overcoming the challenges of innovation
John Pritchard, Entrepeneur-in-Residence, Cambridge University, CATS EiR scheme; how we can help?
Nuno Faria, Veterinary Medicine, Understanding unmet need: lessons from the world of biomineral development
Graeham Douglas, Arete Medical Technologies, Medtech Entrepreneurship and Micro-Collaborations
Panel discussion: Tim Minshull, John Pritchard, Nuno Faria, Graeham Douglas, Mark Tooley (IPEM)

12:30-13:30 - Lunch & Posters

13:30-14:15 - Session 3: The industry perspectives

Speakers from Cambridge Consultants, Cambridge Medical Robotics and Base 4.

Richard Hammond. Engineering biology: a systems approach to innovation"
Mark Slack. The challenges of developing a clinical device
Barnaby Balmforth. An introduction to microdroplet-based single molecule DNA sequencing

14:15-15:00 - Session 4: Current Research II

Speakers from the Departments of Engineering, and Materials Science and Metallurgy

Christopher Proctor - Advanced neural interfaces.
Ruth Cameron - Ice templated structures for regenerative medicine.
Shery Huang - Multi-process biofabrication for bioinspired tissue models.

15:00-15:30 - Break 

15:30-16:30 - Session 4: Early Career Researcher presentations

Best Poster Prize sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering

16:30-17:00 - Session 5: Current Research III

Speakers from the Departments of Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

Róisín Owens - The world is not flat: 3D cell models and devices.
Alexandre Kabla - Rheology of simple tissues.

17:00 - Final remarks. Poster prize giving.

Networking reception and posters

18:00 - Close

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