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Dr James Cantley wins EIT Health Headstart/Proof-of-Concept Award September 2016
Dr James Cantley, a graduate of the Oxford Biodesign Short Programme 2015-16, pitched his GaitThaw project at the EIT Health Headstart/Proof-of-Concept Awards in Dublin on 5 September 2016.
NHS research funding to facilitate further collaboration between Oxford engineers and clinical collaborators
The University of Oxford and local NHS partners have won £126.5 million to support medical research. The money, from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), includes £113.7 million for the existing University of Oxford/ Oxford University Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and £12.8 million for a new Biomedical Research Centre specialising in mental health and dementia, run by the University and Oxford Health NHS Trust.
June 2016 - Professor Eleanor Stride makes top 50 Women in Engineering List
An inaugural list of the top 50 Women in Engineering has been published today (23 June 2016) in the Daily Telegraph for the first time to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day. Congratulations to Professor Eleanor Stride, from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, who is included in the top 50 Women in Engineering!
Professor Eleanor Stride makes top 50 Women in Engineering List
An inaugural list of the top 50 Women in Engineering has been published today (23 June 2016) in the Daily Telegraph for the first time to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day. Congratulations to Professor Eleanor Stride, from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, who is included in the top 50 Women in Engineering!
June 2016 - BBC interviews Professor Eleanor Stride about "bubbly" cancer therapy trials
May 2016 - Harriet Lea-Banks wins top student prize at 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Harriet Lea-Banks wins top student prize at 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Congratulations to Harriet Lea-Banks, a second-year DPhil student supervised by Professors Constantin Coussios and Eleanor Stride within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering's Biomedical Ultrasonics, Biotherapy and Biopharmaceuticals Laboratory (BUBBL), for being awarded the Best Student Paper Award for Biomedical Acoustics during the 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, between 23-27th May 2016.
Man AHL and the University of Oxford launch centre for machine learning
The Oxford-Man Institute, founded in 2007 as an innovative collaboration between the University of Oxford and Man Group, to become part of the Department of Engineering Science focused on machine learning
President Obama gives Engineering Science student a surprise mention
Maryam Ahmed, a DPhil student at the Department of Engineering Science studying at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation, had a surprise mention by President Obama this weekend.
2015 European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants: Double Success
Congratulations to two senior researchers working in the Department of Engineering Science – Professor Alison Noble and Professor Martin Booth – who have each been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
Oxford team win the Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release Outstanding Paper Award
The award for the paper "Increasing the Density of Nanomedicines Improves Their Ultrasound-mediated Delivery toTumours" will be presented during the CRS Award Ceremony at the 2016 CRS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
UK Trebles funding to tackle Zika Virus.
Development of an online data-sharing platform for images of fetal and newborn heads.
Global team aim for faster, more effective tuberculosis diagnosis
As World TB day marks global efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem by 2035, Oxford University researchers, in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), will lead a new worldwide collaboration to speed up diagnosis of the disease.
International Women's Day: 8 March 2016
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated across the world on 8 March each year. This year, the Royal Academy of Engineering is using this opportunity to celebrate leading female engineers in its Fellowship. At the Department of Engineering Science we celebrate with Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng, Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
Oxford Engineering presented with Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace: a memorable day captured on film
Representatives of Oxford University visited Buckingham Palace on 25th February to receive the Queen's Anniversary Prize, awarded for the Department of Engineering Science's pioneering work in biomedical engineering. The ceremony, reception and interviews were captured on film and here we share the highlights from this memorable day for the Department…
Oxford presented with Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace
Representatives of Oxford University visited Buckingham Palace yesterday (25 Feb) to receive the Queen's Anniversary Prize, awarded for the University's pioneering work in biomedical engineering.
Department wins two Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards
Nine researchers, working on innovative projects that promise to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment, across a wide spread of issues, have been announced as the first recipients of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) “Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards”. Two of these researchers are working in the Department of Engineering Science – congratulations to Professors Antoine Jerusalem and David Clifton.
Text messages can help reduce blood pressure
An Oxford University led study by the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, working with the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has found that text message reminders can help reduce people’s blood pressure.
Wireless technology and tablet computing to improve patient safety comes to John Radcliffe Hospital
A project to replace bedside paper charts with “early warning” tablet computers to identify at risk patients at Oxfordshire acute hospitals is now being rolled out at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.
Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Oxford’s innovation in biomedical engineering
Oxford University’s pioneering work in biomedical engineering has been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
IBME researchers part of winning team of the international MICCAI 2015 Challenge on Liver Ultrasound Tracking
Congratulations to Andre Hallack Miranda Pureza and Dr Bartek Papiez from the Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA) Laboratory at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), who were part of the Oxford based team who won the MICCAI 2015 Challenge on Liver Ultrasound Tracking. Dr Amalia Cifor, previously BioMedIA, now Mirada was also part of the winning team.
£1.5 million deal for biotechnology research
Oxford University has signed an agreement with two companies that will see up to £1.5 million invested into healthcare research.
Oxford "Smart Water" Project wins at World Water Week
A project, based on research undertaken jointly by the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science and School of Geography and the Environment, has won “best poster” prize at World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden.
New collaboration to help patients at risk of admission to intensive care
A new collaboration bringing together researchers and clinicians from Oxford and Portsmouth has been awarded £1.8m of funding to develop a new electronic system designed to recognise deteriorating patients in hospitals.
The First Wadham Engineering Reunion
For the first time the Department of Engineering Science co-hosted an Engineering reunion with Wadham College alumni and Fellows.
Oxford awarded major programme for groundwater research in Africa
Oxford University researchers have been awarded £1.9m within UPGro: “Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor”, an initiative funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council. This three-year programme of research links the Computational Health Informatics Lab (in the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering) to the School of Geography and the Environment.
Professor Ronald A Roy is the new Vice President-Elect of the Acoustical Society of America
Congratulations to Professor Ronald A. Roy, Statutory Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science, who has been elected Vice President-Elect of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). His term began on 22nd May 2015 and he will automatically assume the office of Vice-President on 27 May 2016.
New website marks launch of REACH: improving water security for the poor
A new website has just been launched to mark a seven-year, global programme of research (2015-2022) titled: REACH. REACH, led by Oxford University and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), aims to improve water security for over 2.5 million poor people by 2022.
Mobile phones help to beat hypertension
Lifestyle-related disease is on the rise in South Africa, including high blood pressure. A partnership involving Oxford University, including academics and DPhil students from the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is putting the nation’s extensive mobile phone network to work in beating the disease.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for ground-breaking research in global health and development
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), part of the Department of Engineering Science, and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NDOG) at the University of Oxford recently announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The award will enable Ana Namburete from the Biomedical Image Analysis Laboratory at the IBME and Bryn Kemp (NDOG) to collaborate on an innovative global health and development research project, titled “A Machine Learning-Based Tool to Estimate Gestational Age”. Designed specifically for non-specialist healthcare workers within low-income settings, the product uses ultrasound images of the fetal brain to automatically estimate gestational age (GA).