Scientists have developed a new method for growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts that could in future be used to help treat liver disease in children, reducing the need for liver transplantation. The University of Cambridge research team was led by Professor Ludovic Vallier and Dr Fotios Sampaziotis from the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute […]
Researchers have secured funding of nearly £800,000 from the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) scheme to take a novel test for prostate cancer from a prototype to a CE-marked device for clinical application. The CamProbe (Cambridge Prostate Biopsy Device), developed by Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam (University lecturer and Consultant Urologist at Cambridge University Hospitals) and his […]
Professor Ludovic Vallier, Professor of Regenerative Medicine, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to develop new therapies for liver disease. The Advanced Grants, which fall under the ‘Excellent Science’ pillar of the EU’s Horizon 2020, are awarded to top researchers in Europe to allow them to realise their most creative ideas for major impact […]
Professor Andrew McCaskie gave a talk on ‘A multidisciplinary approach in orthopaedics’ at the Accelerating Development in Biomedical Engineering event at St Catherine’s College on April 6th, which was a full day of talks networking and interaction hosted by the Department of Engineering, to encourage collaborations including engineers in healthcare and medicine. The themes were: […]
Dr Kourosh Saeb Parsy is part of a team of sixteen academics who will take part in the Cambridge series at this year’s Hay festival. The festival, which runs from 25th May to 4th June, will once again showcase a broad range of the University’s research excellence. Read more
Kourosh Saeb-Parsy was featured in a project by the Academy of Medical Sciences focused on work-life balance in academics. The article entitled A life in science- and away from it appeared in the Lancet. MedSciLife is a campaign created by the Academy of Medical Sciences to share the life experiences of those working in biomedical […]
Building Bridges in Medical Science conference is to be held at St John’s College, Cambridge on March 10th 2017. BBMS17 is a student-organised one day conference which aims to target students and early year researchers across the medical, physical and life sciences. Registration is free. BBMS brings together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and […]
Prof Mike Nicholson will give a talk as part of the Cambridge Science festival on 16th March 2017 from 6 -7pm entitled ‘Better organs, better outcomes. What are the goals for current research in organ donation and transplantation’ in Mill Lane Lecture rooms. Booking is required.
Professor Andrew McCaskie took over the position as Head of the Department of Surgery on January 1st 2017, following the retirement of Professor Andrew Bradley at the end of December after over 19 years as Professor of Surgery.
Dermot Mallon, PhD student in the Department and now in London training as a radiologist, won one of two prestigious SARS prizes awarded to members of the Department presenting papers at the annual SARS conference in January 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons. Dermot was awarded the Burnand Prize for his presentation entitled: ‘HLA-specific […]