I'm delighted to welcome Dr Diana Lorenço Matias to the group. Originally from Portugal, where she studied biochemistry in Evora and a Master in Biomedical Research in Coimbra. Diana did her PhD in Rio de Janeiro where she worked on glioma model and biology. Diana will be joining our efforts to design nanomedicines to target and treat gliomas.
Congratulations to Lorena to have won the poster prize for the Second Meeting of the UCL Soft Materials Network organized extremely by Giorgio Volpe and Stefan Guldin (also in the photo with Lorena)
We bid our goodbye to Cecilia who after a very fruitful year, she leaves us and goes back to Brazil to the University of Sao Paulo. We enjoyed our time with Cecilia but we know we'll be in touch and very soon (who knows) will be our turn to go a visit her in Sao Paulo!
After of almost 2yrs of great work together, we're very sorry to bid our goodbye to Yiwen who'll be taking a position at the National Physical Laboratory. We wish all the best to Yiwen for the new adventure and will miss her very much.
In the last 11 years as a principal investigator, I have had the honour to work with 33 talented female scientists. All of them have contributed to our results and made sure of our little success. 6 of them are now principal investigators, 6 are Ph'D students, 6 are PDRA, 5 are research fellow, 4 are mums, 2 are senior managers, 1 is a senior scientist, 1 is an editor, 1 is an NGO scientist, and 1 is a medical writer. All of them are active scientists! Thank you for your effort and patience to work with me and I wish you the best of luck for your future endeavours!
It' s with great honour to have been selected as one of the 329 EU researchers awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. This grant will enable to expand our efforts in targeting Gliomas using our chemotactic and super-selective platform. I would like to thank all the members of the group who have generated the enabling work, the department and college for the support for the grant and interview preparation.