LCN Researcher, Prof. Steve Bramwell, has been included in the Times Newspaper's newly published Eureka 100: a list of the most important contemporary figures in British Science. The list was topped by medical pioneer Sir Paul Nurse and also includes physicists Steven Hawking and 2010 Nobel Laureate Andre Geim. Prof.
Nanoparticles have tremendous potential in biomedicine because they offer the ability to target drugs to the site of disease with the precision of a dart. Nanoparticles made from fluorinated polymers - the class of materials used to make non-stick coatings - are of particular interest, because their chemical inertness means that they are non-toxic.
Prof. Ian Robinson of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) has been awarded a 5-year ‘Diamond Fellowship' by the BBSRC. The fellowship will be located at the new Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) in close proximity to the Diamond Light Source, the UK's premier X-ray facility. He will establish a group in the RCaH to work on the structure of the chromosome using X-ray diffraction methods. Prof. Robinson will join Prof. So Iwata whose group is already in residence at the RCaH, studying membrane protein crystals.
Dr Paul Warburton of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has been appointed to a Readership in Nanoelectronics, effective 1st October 2010.
The appointment is in recognition of Dr Warburton's contribution to the research activities of LCN in nanoelectronic devices. Recent highlights of his research include:
Dr Kevin J Thurlow CMIOSH, MIIRSM, MBIFM
Director of Facilities/Departmental Safety Officer
The London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) has bid a fond farewell to its Director of Facilities/DSO, Kevin Thurlow who has left this position to take up the role of Director Of Environmental Health, Safety and Fire Services for all of Queen Mary's - University of London.
As part of a strategy to boost collaboration with top Chinese research institutions, the LCN co-organized a joint China-UK summer school from 5-11 September in Beijing. The topic was "Trends in cross-disciplinary nano, bio and IT research", with four lecturers and 13 Ph.D. students from Imperial College and UCL taking part.