11 November 2016
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queens' Building, Mile End Campus
A celebratory event marking 25 years since the launch of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRC) at QMUL will be held on 11 November.
The IRC was a ground-breaking research centre, the forerunner of interdisciplinary biomedical research and the Institute of Bioengineering. The IRC pioneered innovation, development and testing of biomaterials and addressed the fundamentals of biological and clinical interfacing of materials. A key feature was the multidisciplinarity of IRC staff and students. The cross-disciplinary interactions involved cell culture, mass transport, metrology, materials processing and characterisation.
During its 12 years of operation, the IRC trained over 100 PhD students, who are now working in academic, clinical, research and industrial careers worldwide, as well as some pursuing successful careers outside science. A spin-out company, ApaTech Ltd, was set up to exploit commercially the synthetic bone graft replacement technology developed by academics within the IRC.
The celebration will be a great networking opportunity, with a wide range of external bioengineers attending who span industry and academia.
For more details, and to register to attend, internal QMUL people can register here.
External people are being invited for the afternoon and can register here.