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Sparking Impact Award for Nanomaterials Imaging Project

Dr Noelia Rubio Carrero and Dr Julie Tzu-Wen Wang, Research Associates in the Drug Delivery Group, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, have been awarded a £10,000 BBSRC Sparking Impact Award for their project entitled ‘Exploration of innovative techniques for label-free imaging of nanomaterials in biological milieu’. 

The researchers are aiming to develop a new imaging technique to detect carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in ex-vivo brain tissues in a label-free manner. CNTs have been suggested to be the most promising nanomaterials, offering novel delivery systems in neuroscience. The project also aims to promote applications of CNTs in the neurological field and gain further understanding of their interaction within brains in-vivo. 

King’s College London has been awarded £100k by the BBSRC for ‘Sparking Impact’ from the BBSRC’s current and past investment in research at the College.  The scheme is directed towards creating impact in four sectors:  academic research, Government policy, public engagement and commercial activities.  The fund is open to bids from all levels of researchers, from early career researchers to Principal Investigators.