Archive for March 2019

Marnie short-listed for an Early Career Grant from the Trasher Foundation

Congratulation to  Marnie for being short-listed for a  prestigious ECR grant from the Trasher Research Fund. Only about 25% of applications are invited to submit a full application so well done. Fingers crossed for the next step.

The purpose of the Trasher Fund is to provide grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children’s diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications.


Uptake of Ceramisphere nanoparticles in intestine-on-chip to be published in Biomaterials Science

Congratulation to Kyall and Ludivine for the acceptance of their article ‘Uptake of silica particulate drug carriers in an intestine-on-a-chip: Towards a better in vitro model of nanoparticulate carriers and mucus interactions ‘ in RSC Biomaterials Science.

This manuscript  reports on the application of an intestinal epithelium microfluidic model to investigate the role of mucus in the uptake of particulate carriers by intestinal tissues. Two follow-up manuscripts are under review/in preparation so stay tuned.