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Congratulations to Prof. Panicos Kyriacou and Dr Haneen Njoum whose paper, "Photoplethysmography for the Assessment of Haemorheology", has been selected as a Featured Paper in Scientific Reports.  

Congratulations to Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro who has been awarded two grants, one by the Leverhulme Trust in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences at City, with the title Measuring asymmetry in the articulation of English speech Sounds and it is for duration of 3 years (total funded value of £235k). The second is in collaboration with Monash University in Australia and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). The  total grant value is $390k where City is the Co-I Institution. The title of the grant is Nuclear plasticity during neutrophil migration and function, the project duration is for 3 years commencing in 2017.

Members of our Research Centre will visit the local Pub The Artillery Arms as part of the Pint of Science Festival on the 17th of  May to talk about the various Areas of Research of the Centre. See the full article here.
Areas of ResearchMembers of RCBE participating
Impedance sensorsDr Iasonas Triantis and postdoctoral researcher Dr Loukas Constantinou
Biomadical ImagingDr Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro and PhD Student José Alonso Solís-Lemus
OptoelectronicsPhD Students Subhasri Chatterjee and Zaibaa Patel

Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro has published two new journal papers: The proportion of cancer-related entries in PubMed has increased considerably; is cancer truly “The Emperor of All Maladies”? in PlosONE. And the paper A hybrid energy model for region based curve evolution – Application to CTA coronary segmentation in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.

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Grants and awards

  • Congratulations to Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro who has been awarded two grants, one by the Leverhulme Trust in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences at City, with the title Measuring asymmetry in the articulation of English speech Sounds and it is for duration of 3 years (total funded value of £235k). The second is in collaboration with Monash University in Australia and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). The  total grant value is $390k where City is the Co-I Institution. The title of the grant is Nuclear plasticity during neutrophil migration and function, the project duration is for 3 years commencing in 2017.
  • ongratulations to Dr. Justin Phillips who has been awarded a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Product Development Award to develop a non-invasive intracranial pressure (nICP) monitor. The total value of the award is over £500,000 for a three year project. The project team comprises Dr. Justin Phillips, Prof. Panayiotis Kyriacou and Mr Christopher Uff, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Neurotrauma at The Royal London Hospital. See the full News article here!
  • Congratulations to Ms. Haneen Njoum on getting this year's NSF young professional award, following her presentation at the EMBC 16.
  • We  are all delighted to learn that Mr. Karthik Budidha completed successfully his PhD viva voce on the 4th of July, 2016. We hope he will continue with positive results on his upcoming research with the same quality and rigour he has always shown. Congratulations, Karthik!
  • Congratulations to Miss Zaibaa Patel whose research project has been approved and awarded by the Livery of The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers!
  • Dr Iasonas Triantis has recently been successful in his EPSRC first grant application.
  • Dr Justin Phillips has received a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Leverhulme Fellowship.
  • City, University of London’s Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, led by principal investigator Professor Panicos Kyriacou, has secured funding from the National Institute of Health Research’s (NIHR) Invention for Innovation (i4i) scheme for two projects totalling £1,554,894.
  • Professor Panos Liatsis was awarded an FP7 research project totalling 1.1 million euro under the 'Research for the benefit of SMEs' scheme to develop an integrated sensor system using ground penetrating radar, infrared thermography and air-coupled ultrasound for inspection of road surfaces and bridge decks. City is the coordinator of FP7 RPBHealTec, involving four SMEs, three RTDs and two end-user organisations.
  • Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro is an Associate Investigator in an Australian Research Grant (A$542k) led by Professor Graham Lieschke and funded by the Australian NHMRC.
  • Dr Michelle Hickey and Professor Panicos Kyriacou have won the 2013 Excellence Award (£50,000) as joint winners of the 6th annual City, University of London Research Competition. The pair submitted a proposal entitled: Personal Lithium Blood Level Analyser for Bipolar Disorder Patients.

Additional news

  • Members of our Research Centre will visit the local Pub The Artillery Arms as part of the Pint of Science Festival on the 17th of  May to talk about the various Areas of Research of the Centre.
  • Senior Lecturer Iasonas Triantis was featured on The Health Show with Nana Akua from  BBC Three Counties Radio talking about neuroprosthetics (link available until the end of April 2017).
  • Prof Kyriacou contributes in a short report of highlights from the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility's patient and public involvement and engagement work.
  • Congratulations to Prof. Panicos Kyriacou who has been shortlisted, following the recommendation of the Judging Panel, for a Vice-Chancellor’s Award in the category of Research Project of the Year. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 16th June at 2.30pm in The Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre.
  • Prof Kyriacou has been appointed as member of the editorial team of the journal Sensors (Released Impact Factor of Sensors (2014): 2.245). Prof Kyriacou also contributes to this journal as a Special Issue Editor in Optical Sensors in Medicine, and Topical Collection Editor in Sensors for Globalized Healthy Living and Wellbeing.
  • City, University of London’s Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering has been selected to organise the prestigious Innovations and Applications of Monitoring Perfusion, Oxygenation and Ventilation (IAMPOV) International symposium in 2020.
  • Professor Panicos Kyriacou has been elected president-elect of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES).
  • Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro was elevated to the prestigious grade of Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
  • Professor Panos Liatsis was elected to the rank of Senior Member of the IEEE.
  • Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro chaired the 2014 edition of the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference (MIUA).
  • Professor Panicos Kyriacou has been appointed as Book Collection Editor, Collection in Biomedical Engineering, Momentum Press LLC, New York, NY, USA.
  • Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the British Association for Cancer Research for the period 2013-2016.
  • Professor Panicos Kyriacou has been appointed a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India.
  • Professor Panicos Kyriacou has been appointed to Deputy Editor of the Journal Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, IOP Publishing.
  • Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro is Assistant Editor of the magazine Oncology News.
  • Professor Panos Liatsis was the Conference Chair of the 2015 International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP 2015), which was held in London in September 2015. IWSSIP 2015 attracted over 120 participants from 38 countries and was sponsored by the IEEE and EURASIP.

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