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Estelle Beguin wins Best Poster Award at 23rd European symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging

Congratulations to 4th year DPhil student Estelle Beguin, who was awarded the best poster prize in the category: “New Direction I” for her work on the: “Interplay between functionalising and stabilising lipid microbubbles for magnetic targeting” at the 23rd European symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging on 18-19 January 2018.

Estelle Beguin
Image shows, left to right: Dr Rik Vos, Dr Klazina Kooiman, Professor Dr Ir. Nico de Jong (Members of the conference organizing committee) and Estelle Beguin

Therapeutic applications of microbubbles have led to an increased demand for effective targeting strategies. Magnetic targeting is one approach investigated for this purpose and has proved to enhance the delivery of a variety of therapeutic molecules.

The paper focuses on how functionalising phospholipid microbubbles with iron oxide nanoparticles affects their stability, acoustic response and magnetic trapping efficiency.

Estelle is a DPhil student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation. Her research is supervised by Professor Eleanor Stride and is supported by the Research Council UK Digital Economy Programme through the grant EP/G036861/1 (Oxford Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation).

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