Disease diagnostics for low-resource settings

Project Student Supervisors External partners Funder
Development of molecularly imprinted polymer based sensor arrays for detection of pathogenic bacteria Meltem Agar Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Hannah Leese, Dr Maisem Laabei Ministry of Education, Turkey
Diagnostic sensors for HIV management in low-resource settings Katarzyna Białas Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou, Prof Mark Lindsay Rhodes University - South Africa; Right to Care - South Africa; University College London Roger & Sue Whorrod PhD Studentship
Rapid microfluidic diagnostic tools for fighting antimicrobial resistance Kirandeep Gill Dr Nuno Reis, Dr Pedro Estrela EPSRC Doctoral Training Award
Globally accessible diagnostic microscopy: creating locally producible, automated microscopes to improve available diagnostics Joe Knapper Dr Richard Bowman, Dr Neill Campbell University of Cambridge; Ifakara Health Institute at Bagamoyo - Tanzania University Research Studentship
Multifunctional devices for rapid point-of-care diagnostics Yasemin Mustafa Dr Hannah Leese, Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou University Research Studentship
Development of a low-cost microfluidic transducer for electric noise diagnostics of bacterial infections in low resource settings Soraia Oliveira Dr Nuno Reis, Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Brian Jones University of Coimbra - Portugal Roger & Sue Whorrod PhD Studentship
NanoSense: Nanomaterial printed electronics for advanced, low-cost on-body health monitoring João Santos Dr Matthew Cole, Dr Pedro Estrela Aixtron; University of Texas at Austin - USA Roger & Sue Whorrod PhD Studentship
Smart traps for Chagas disease: employing microfluidics and machine learning to develop kissing bug traps for use throughout Latin America Jamie Thompson Dr Nicholas Priest, Dr Stefan Bagby, Dr Despina Moschou, Dr Ben Adams, Prof Sam Sheppard Roger & Sue Whorrod PhD Studentship
Detect, treat and tell: skin patches to sense infection and indicate recovery Joe Turner Dr Hannah Leese, Dr Pedro Estrela Abbott Diabetes Care Abbott Diabetes Care / EPSRC Doctoral Training Award

Technologies for personalised management of non-communicable diseases

Project Student Supervisors External partners Funders
Electrochemical biosensors for cancer diagnostics and treatment management Josephine Aidoo-Brown Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou University Research Studentship
Harnessing exercise to improve treatment outcomes in multiple myeloma Harrison Collier-Bain Dr John Campbell, Dr James Turner Royal United Hospitals Bath / University Research Studentship
Differentiated normal cell identity and the epigenetic barriers to trans-differentiation and reprogramming Floris Honig Prof Adele Murrell University of Bristol; bio.bit BBSRC South West Biosciences DTP (SWBio)
Biocompatible piezoelectrics for tissue regeneration Vlad Jarkov Dr Hamideh Khanbareh, Prof David Tosh, Prof Janet Scott, Prof Chris Bowen Renishaw UK EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Electronics-enabled Organ-on-Chip devices for high throughput drug screening applications Sanjae King Dr Despina Moschou, Dr Nikoletta Fotaki, Dr Charareh Pourzand University Research Studentship
Understanding the protein REES effect for biopharmaceutical stability assessment Anthony Kwok Dr Chris Pudney
Structure, applications and processing of biopolymers Jasmine Lightfoot Prof Steve Parker, Dr Antoine Buchard, Dr Bernardo Castro Dominguez EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Identifying microbes by combining spectral fingerprints with artificial intelligence and Bayesian machine learning Benedict May Dr Chris Pudney, Prof Michael Tipping, Prof Chris Chuck, Dr Daniel Henk BBSRC South West Biosciences DTP (SWBio)
A Lab-on-PCB biomedical diagnostic platform for on-chip protein preconcentration Grace Maxted Dr Despina Moschou, Dr Pedro Estrela EPSRC Doctoral Training Award
Surface-tethered styrene maleic acid lipid particles (SMALPs) towards the application of membrane proteins in devices George Neville Prof Karen Edler, Dr Paul Whitley, Dr Pedro Estrela Stellenbosch University - South Africa EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Autoantibody sensing for early diagnosis and subsequent monitoring of rheumatic diseases Victoria Riddell Dr Stefan Bagby, Dr Pedro Estrela, Prof Neil McHugh University of Exeter Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases
Coordination chemistry approaches to new biosensors and imaging tools and the elucidation of their interactions with cancer cells Alex Simmons Prof Sofia Pascu, Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Charareh Pourzand University Research Studentship
Molecular systems for cancer diagnosis and therapy Xue Tian Prof Tony James
Self-powered piezoelectric sensors for wearable medical devices Zois Tsikriteas Dr Hamideh Khanbareh DST Innovations / EPSRC Doctoral Training Award
Synthetic electrochemical receptors (sensors) for non-communicable diseases Simon Wikeley Prof Tony James, Prof Frank Marken Integrated Graphene / EPSRC Doctoral Training Award
Fluorescent probes for reactive oxygen species Yueci Wu Prof Tony James China Scholarship Council

Technologies to improve water quality for better human health

Project Student Supervisors External partners Funders
Monitoring community health through wastewater based epidemiology: new analytical framework and technological approaches towards community infectious disease diagnostics James Boxall-Clasby Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Dr Pedro Estrela, Prof Edward Feil EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Development of innovative plant microbial fuel cells for energy harvesting solutions in remote and poor areas of the world Jakub Dziegielowski Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo, Dr Benjamin Metcalfe University Research Studentship
Integrated biosensing platform for waterborne pathogen detection: improving public health Joshua Rainbow Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo Public Health England; Cardiff University; Wyss Institute at Harvard University - USA NERC CDT in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH)
Medicinal products in the environment: novel strategies reducing environmental exposure Natalie Sims Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Dr Tom Arnot Wessex Water EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Ionic diodes based on cellulosic materials as microsensors Abigail Thompson Prof Frank Marken, Prof Janet Scott, Dr Pedro Estrela EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Other Health Technologies

Project Student Supervisors External partners Funders
Mohsina Bashir Dr Stefan Bagby
Artificial intelligence for the neural control of upper limb prosthetics Tom Donnelly Dr Benjamin Metcalfe, Dr Uriel Martinez Hernandez UKRI CDT in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)
Aya Elghajiji Prof David Tosh, Dr Paulo Rocha
Jazz Ghataora Dr Susanne Gebhard
Sensory feedback for upper-limb prostheses Leen Jabban Dr Benjamin Metcalfe, Dr Dingguo Zhang, Dr Ben Ainsworth OpenBionics University Research Studentship / Brian Nicholson Studentship / Esther Parkin Trust / Anthony Best Studentship
AI-inspired closed loop electrical neuromodulation in multiple domains Mafalda Ribeiro Dr Benjamin Metcalfe, Dr Michael Proulx, Dr Christof Lutteroth UKRI CDT in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)
Combining functional electrical stimulation with a robotic exoskeleton as an assistive and/or rehabilitative system for patients with upper limb impairments Nathan Routledge Dr Benjamin Metcalfe, Dr Dingguo Zhang, Dr Ben Ainsworth Brian Nicholson Studentship
Stephen Williams Dr Adam Squires, Prof Frank Marken
Samuel Winter Dr Chris Pudney

Graduated C3Bio PhD students

Project Student Lead Supervisor
Self-powered biosensors for water quality monitoring: sensor design and signal treatment Dolores Gonzalez Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo
Self-powered wearable sensors for healthcare Carla Gonzalez Soliño Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo
Development of new biosensors and imaging tools and an investigation into their interactions with prostate cancer cells Giuseppe Giuffrida Prof Sofia Pascu
Copper corrosion processes in marine environments Amelia Langley Prof Frank Marken
Miniaturized, multiplexed, graphene-based, wearable devices for non-invasive, electroosmotic, follicular glucose extraction and monitoring Luca Lipani Prof Richard Guy
Expanding the sensitivity of Lab-on-PCB diagnostic microsystems via inkjet printed FETs Sotiris Papamatthaiou Dr Despina Moschou
Ionic diodes and water desalination Budi Putra Prof Frank Marken
Stimuli responsive catalysis Sam Spring Prof Chris Frost
Electrochemical detection of microRNAs for cancer diagnosis Şerife Üstüner Dr Pedro Estrela
Printed biosensors for next generation sepsis point-of-care diagnostic Lab-on-Chip microsystems Uroš Župančič Dr Despina Moschou