LAB NEWS

August 31, 2018

The 5th Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2018) was held from April 10th to 13th, 2018 in Kitakyushu City, Japan. PCM 2018 aimed to provide a forum for academic experts and participants to exchange their experiences and share research results ab...

August 6, 2018

Alexandre Trotier recently presented his work "Mechanically induced neuroinflammation to reproduce peri-electrode gliosis macro environment" during a 20 min podium talk at the Gordon Research Seminar 'Neurobiology of Brain Disorders, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms o...

July 13, 2018

The 23rd Topical ISE Meeting meeting was hosted by the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology and the Life Sciences Center of Vilnius University from 8th to 11th May 2018. The theme of this year's meeting was "Electrochemistry for Investigation of Biological Objec...

July 8, 2018

Marc Fernandez presented the most recent research advances from the Biggs lab in the form of two podium talks, “Cellular Responses to Electron-Beam Modified Elastomeric Surfaces Presenting Micron to Nanoscale Heterogeneous Rigidity", and “Piezoelectric Scaffolds: Tendo...

May 31, 2018

The 7th edition of European Young Engineers Conference took place in Warsaw, 23-25 April, 2018. The conference organized by Warsaw University of Technology, provides a platform for young researchers to exchange thoughts and ideas in various fields of science and engine...

May 31, 2018

This focused symposium will be co-chaired by Dr Rylie Green (Imperial College London) and will cover a broad spectrum of ongoing biomaterials approaches to addressing the challenges of functional bioelectronics with a focus on biomaterials developments in electrical ne...

May 31, 2018

Diana Pereira's paper, published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine reports on a injectable nanocomposite for annulus fibrosus (AF) regeneration. The present strategy proposes a gellan gum-based construct reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals as a b...

April 17, 2018

Daria Wieclawska, an undergraduate student from the Silesian University of Technology, joined The Biggs Lab as an visiting student for summer training. Together with Malgorzata Skorupa, she was involved in research focused on the design of low impedance neural electrod...

March 27, 2018

The development of novel bioactive chemistries, and physicochemical modification strategies of implantable therapeutic/regenerative neural devices is recognised as a viable strategy to promote stability, integration and regeneration in situ. New avenues in neuroprosthe...

December 14, 2017

Dr Vallejo-Giraldo successfully defended her research on Sep 25th 2017. Following a viva examined by Drs Jessamyn Fairfield (Internal) and Róisín M. Owens (External). Her Ph.D research focused on the modification of implantable electrode systems to improve their chroni...

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