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Tributes paid to pioneering Oxford engineer Professor Brian Bellhouse

Tributes have been paid to the Oxford engineer and entrepreneur Professor Brian Bellhouse, who has died at the age of 80. Founder of one of the most successful companies ever to be spun out of Oxford, he has been praised as a generous and pioneering member of the University community.

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Silver Award for Green Impact

This week the University of Oxford’s Sustainability Awards were celebrated. Congratulations to the Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB) team, which includes the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), for winning a Silver Green Impact Award. The University’s Sustainability Showcase recognises the work that has been done over the last year by staff and students under various schemes aimed at reducing the University’s environmental impact. The Green Impact scheme is aimed at empowering people to make their workplaces more sustainable.

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New research collaboration to rebuild chronic ulcers

Two British Universities, the Open University and the University of Oxford, have established a new research collaboration with the Chilean Biotech company, Concorcio Regenero. This is a major strategic commitment to develop an effective affordable treatment for chronic wounds. These are painful, incapacitating and life-threatening ulcers, which form because the body’s natural healing response breaks down. The aim is to develop an ambitious new tissue-engineered treatment for reconstructing chronic wounds.

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Phurit (Mookie) Bovornchutichai wins prize for best oral presentation at the 6th Health Challenge Thailand conference.

Congratulations to Mr Phurit (Mookie) Bovornchutichai, a second year DPhil student supervised by Prof Cathy Ye within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering’s Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing Group, for being awarded the prize for the best oral presentation at the 6th Health Challenge Thailand conference which was held at the Office of Educational Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, London on 20th May 2017.

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Professor Alison Noble announced as Fellow of the Royal Society

The Royal Society has just announced that Professor Alison Noble has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition for her ground-breaking biomedical image analysis research. Her work has advanced knowledge of how to automatically extract clinically-useful information from medical ultrasound scans. The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

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