Teacher Insights: Access to SWAYAM and other digital initiatives goes up  |  Policy Indications: Major relief measures for power sector  |  Education Information: Kerala Government postpones KEAM Entrance Exam 2020  |  Policy Indications: COVID-19: UNICEF continues to ship vital supplies to affected countries   |  International Edu News: WHO Director-General calls on G20 to Fight, Unite, and Ignite against COVID-19  |  Education Information: WHO WhatsApp health alert launches in Arabic, French and Spanish  |  National Edu News: SJVN provides Rs 1 Cr for buying ventilators  |  Science Innovations: DST launches nationwide exercise to map & boost Covid19 solutions   |  National Edu News: Officers and staff of MNRE working from Home through e-office platform  |  National Edu News: Doordarshan to bring back famed Ramayan on Doordarshan National  |  Best Practices: Post Offices provide basic postal and financial services during COVID-19 lockdown  |  Leadership Instincts: Covid-19: Minister directs Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to provide buildings   |  Education Information: National Testing Agency Postpones NEET UG May-2020  |  Leadership Instincts: Fight Corona IDEAthon   |  International Edu News: UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus  |  
February 20, 2020 Thursday 12:50:29 PM IST

MRC visits interdisciplinary health research team at Leeds

Education Information

Senior leaders from the Medical Research Council (MRC) visited the University of Leeds last week to find out more about the interdisciplinary health research taking place here. The University delivers research excellence that impacts human health through the School of Medicine, as well as through other areas of academic strength, such as physical-mathematical sciences, digital expertise, computation, bioengineering and biosciences, plus a focus on engineering to develop medical technologies.

During the visit, Steve Oakeshott, Head of Innovative Technologies, and Steve Meader, Programme Manager for Neurological Disorders, from the MRC, met researchers who are working across disciplines to tackle major health burdens. These include:

The surgical technologies research group which uses mechatronics and robotics to address challenges including minimally invasive surgery, cardiac assistance and orthotics.

Researchers working with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to apply digital pathology (the digitisation of tissue samples) and artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionise the practice of diagnostic pathology. Together with seven other universities, ten industry partners and nine NHS hospitals, collectively known as the Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC), the University is applying AI to cancer diagnosis.


Experts in fluid dynamics who are using advanced facilities to couple 4D MRI imaging of cardiovascular flows with computer modelling to analyse disease mechanisms, predict and improve the outcomes of interventions.

Scientists in the University’s Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, who are looking at the molecular detail of how cells and organisms function, and malfunction in the case of disease. One of their current projects is developing a cheaper and safer way of making the polio vaccine.


(Content and Image Courtesy: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4546/showcasing_the_breadth_of_health_research_at_leeds)


Comments