Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering News
Congratulations to Prof Panicos Kyriacou who has been awarded the Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) Surgical Innovations Research Challenge for a project entitled Development of a novel intra-luminal sensor for monitoring intestinal viability in colorectal/bowel cancer.
Medtronic is one of the largest medical devices companies in the world, and the Medtronic Research Challenge aims to bridge the gap between promising research and commercialization by supporting proof of concept projects at Universities and start-ups in areas of strategic interest.
We are really happy to announce that Prof Panicos Kyriacou has been awarded the very competitive Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) programme award which consists of $150,000 for one year. Congratulations to everyone involved in the project.
See the full news coverage here.
Congratulations to Ms Zaibaa Patel for her accepted publication The effects of optical sensor-tissue separation in endocavitary photoplethysmography, on Physiological Measurement.
We are really happy with the recent presented publications for our Image Analysis group led by Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro:
- Congratulations Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro, Mr Cefa Karabag and José Alonso Solís-Lemus for their three publications presented at the 22nd Medical Image Understanding anc Analysis (MIUA) conference, July 2018.
Ms Subhasri Chatterjee, has been featured in the OSA CAM Stories discussing her research. Credit: The Optical Society.
We are really happy to announce that the project Multi-parametric optical sensing for monitoring haemodynamic shock, led by Prof. Panicos Kyriacou, and Prof Pankaj Vadgama have been awarded an EPSRC grant of £792,000. With a funding to City: £768k. Congratulations to the team involved!
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- Congratulations to Mr Stephanos Leandrou for a recent review publication Quantitative MRI Brain Studies in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease: A Methodological Review on IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.
- Congratulations to Mr José Alonso Solís-Lemus and Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro have recently published two new journal papers: Segmentation and Shape Analysis of Macrophages Using Anglegram Analysis on the Journal of Imaging; and a collaboration on the paper An Objective Comparison of Cell Tracking Algorithms on Nature Methods.
- 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”? on PlosONE. And the paper A hybrid energy model for region based curve evolution – Application to CTA coronary segmentation on Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.
- Congratulations to Prof. Panicos Kyriacou and Dr. Karthik Budidha whose paper, "In vivo investigation of ear canal pulse oximetry during hypothermia", has been selected as a Featured Paper in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing (Volume 31 Number 1).
- Congratulations to Prof. Panicos Kyriacou and Ms. Subhasri Chatterjee whose paper, "Monte Carlo investigation of the effect of blood volume and oxygen saturation on optical path in reflectance pulse oximetry", has been selected as a Featured Paper in the upcoming issue of the Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express.
- Congratulations to Prof. Panicos Kyriacou and Dr. Haneen Njoum whose paper, "Photoplethysmography for an Independent Measure of Pulsatile Pressure under Controlled Flow Conditions", has been selected as a Featured Paper in the upcoming issue of the Physiological Measurement Journal!
- Congratulations to Mr. Zaheer Hashim, Dr. Loukas Constintinou, Prof. Panyiotis Kyriacou and Dr. Iasonis Triantis, whose paper, "A Novel Approach to Transcutaneous Localization of Blood Vessels Using a Dynamically Reconfigurable Electrode (DRE) Array", has been accepted in the IEEE 2016 Biomedical Circuits & Systems Conference.
- Congratulations to Dr. Loukas Constantinou, Dr. Iasonas Triantis, Dr Michelle Hickey and Prof. Panicos. Kyriacou, whose paper, "On the merits of tetrapolar impedance spectroscopy for monitoring lithium concentration variations in human blood plasma", has been accepted in Volume: PP, Issue: 99 of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
- Congratulations to Dr. Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro for the recent papers to be published by PLOS One: "Maternal Hyperleptinemia Is Associated with Male Offspring’s Altered Vascular Function and Structure in Mice" and Frontiers in Physiology: "Arterial Stiffening in Western Diet-Fed Mice Is Associated with Increased Vascular Elastin, Transforming Growth Factor-β and Plasma Neuraminidase".
- Congratulations to Prof. Panicos Kyriacou and Mr. Tomas Ysehak Abay whose paper, "Comparison of NIRS, laser Doppler flowmetry, photoplethysmography, and pulse oximetry during vascular occlusion challenges", has been selected as a Featured Paper in the upcoming issue of the Physiological Measurement Journal!
- Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro published the book Biomedical Image Analysis Recipes in Matlab For Life Scientists and Engineers with the editorial Wiley-Blackwell.
- We are all delighted to learn that Mr Mario Bejarano completed successfully his PhD viva voce in October,2018!
- Congratulations to Dr Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro for winning the third place in the world-wide MATLAB Online Live Editor Challenge in the category for staff. See the winners in all categories here, and Dr Reyes-Aldasoro's latest public code in his Github page.
- We are really happy to announce that the project Multi-parametric optical sensing for monitoring haemodynamic shock, led by Prof. Panicos Kyriacou, and Prof Pankaj Vadgama have been awarded an EPSRC grant of £792,000. With a funding to City: £768k. Congratulations to the team involved!
- 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.
- Congratulations 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.
- Congratulations to Prof. Panicos Kyriacou was featured in an article about Biomedical Engineering in Engineering & Technology.
- 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.