PhD Scholarship funded by Point Hope Investment Company

Ex-vivo cellular assessment of chemo-sensitivity in lung cancer

Funded by Point Hope Investment Company


Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship at
the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College
London, to start in October 2010 funded by Point Hope
Investment Company, a private equity firm with a
commitment to philanthropy.
The studentship will be funded for 3 years, on a tax free bursary of £17,500
per annum and tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Overseas students are
welcomed to apply, but are required to meet the difference between Home/EU
and overseas school fees.

PHD SCHOLARSHIP

Closing Date: Monday 15 September 2010, 5pm

Website: http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/nhli

Click below for the full PDF to understand more and HOW TO APPLY FOR IT:

Public Lecture: Prof. Molly Stevens, Imperial College London

SEGi University College cordially invites all IC alumni to a talk by Professor Molly Stevens, Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Materials at Imperial College London.

The talk, entitled ‘Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing’, will address Professor Stevens research into the highly interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Date           : Monday, 17 May 2010
Time           : 10.00am
Venue         : Auditorium A (Right Wing), Level 2, SEGi University College
No. 9, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Selangor, Kota Damansara PJU 5,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

I look forward to your participation in this highly intellectual discourse by an eminent expert in the field of bio-inspired nanotechnology. Please find the abstract of the lecture and the CV of the speaker below after the agenda.

Programme Itinerary

10.00am               :              Arrival of Guests & Media

10.15am               :              Arrival of VIP Guests

10.30am               :              Welcome Address by Emeritus Prof. Dr. Muhamad Awang, Vice Chancellor, SEGi University College

10.40am               :              ‘Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing’

A talk by Professor Molly Stevens (Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Materials at Imperial College London)

11:25am               :              Q&A Session

11.40am               :              Press Conference

11.50am               :              Light Refreshments

12.30pm              :              End of ceremony

Thank you.


Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing

Professor Molly Stevens, Department of Materials and Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London

Abstract

A disagreeable side effect of longer life-spans is the failure of one part of the body – the knees, for example – before the body as a whole is ready to surrender. The search for replacement body parts has fueled the highly interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This talk will provide an overview of our recent developments in bio-inspired nanomaterials for tissue regeneration and sensing. Bio-responsive nanomaterials are of growing importance with potential applications including drug delivery, diagnostics and tissue engineering. Conceptually novel approaches to real-time monitoring of enzyme action using modular peptide functionalized nanoparticles will be presented. The ability to control topography and chemistry at the nanoscale also offers exciting possibilities for stimulating growth of new tissue through the development of novel nanostructured scaffolds that mimic the nanostructure of the tissues in the body. Recent developments in this context will be discussed.

Biography

Molly Stevens is currently Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Materials at Imperial College. She joined Imperial in 2004 after a Postdoctoral training in the field of tissue engineering with Professor Robert Langer in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT. In 2009 she was awarded the Jean Leray Award from the European Society for Biomaterials, in 2007 the prestigious Conference Science Medal from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and in 2005 the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering. She has also recently been recognised by the TR100, a compilation of the top innovators, under the age of 35, who are transforming technology – and the world with their work. Her previous awards include the Ronald Belcher Memorial Lecture Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2000) and both the Janssen Prize and the UpJohn Prize for academic excellence and research. Research in regenerative medicine within her group includes the directed differentiation of stem cells, the design of novel bioactive scaffolds and new approaches towards tissue regeneration. She has developed novel approaches to tissue engineering that are likely to prove very powerful in the engineering of large quantities of human mature bone for autologous transplantation as well as other vital organs such as liver and pancreas, which have proven elusive with other approaches. This has led to moves to commercialise the technology (she is the co-founder of RepRegen and InTiGen) and set-up a clinical trial for bone regeneration in humans. In  2009 she awarded the ACES Academic Entrepreneur pan-European Amgen Life Sciences Award in recognition of her tremendous work in transforming outstanding science into innovative medical products. In the field of nanotechnology the group has current research efforts in exploiting specific biomolecular recognition and self-assembly mechanisms to create new dynamic nano-materials, biosensors and drug delivery systems.

Pre-AGM Meeting in conjunction with Professor Dr J.N.B. Bell visit to Malaysia

In conjunction with his official visit to SEGi University College, Prof. Dr.J.N.B. Bell was warmly received as an Imperial College Ambassador to Malaysia during a dinner hosted by the Imperial College Alumni Association Malaysia (ICAAM) at the China Treasures Restaurant,Sime Darby Convention Center in Petaling Jaya,Selangor.

Prof Bell was not a newcomer as he had given a talk for ICAAM members during a previous visit to Malaysia in 1995. Present to welcome Prof. Bell was ICAAM President,Assoc.Prof.Dr.Zainal Abidin Mior Ahmad,Vice-President Dato’Siew Ka Wei,ICAAM former President and advisor Dr Benen Foo Ban Nyen,former ICAAM Vice-President Dr.Rozali Mohamed Ali,ICAAM Secretary Mr Lau Kin Wai,Committee members Mr.Christopher Tock and Mr.Sharifuddin Al-Manaf,alumni and guests Mr Kelvin Ong and Mr.Ng Tien Seong (the latter a former student of Prof.Bell).

Prof Bell and ICAAM exchanged the latest information updates between London and Malaysia. The ICAAM had earlier put up on the ICAAM website the presentation to be given by Prof Bell on 12th April 2010 at SEGi on “Green Technology Management and Environmental Education:Imperial College Experience” to encourage members to attend.

We also discussed the  nature of our AGM which should be coming soon in the next few months, so stay tuned to keep updated!

Green Technology Management and Environmental Education: Imperial College Experience

In conjunction with the launch of the new SEGi Bachelor of Environmental Technology (HONS)

presents you:

Green Technology Management and Environmental Education: Imperial College Experience

A Talk by Professor Dr. J. N. B. Bell
Professor of Environmental Pollution, Imperial College, London
and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Worldwide Accreditation Ltd
Date : 12 April 2010 (Monday)
Time : 10.00 am
Venue : Auditorium A (Right Wing), Level 2, SEGi University College,
No. 9, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Selangor,
Kota Damansara, PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

 

Free Admission.
As seats are limited, participants are required to register in advance. The closing date for registration is 9 April 2010
(by noon).

 

For more information and registration, please contact Sharon Tan (SEGi) at at (012) 368 9337 / sharontan@segi.edu.my
or Norlina Hussin (ASM) at (03) 2694 9898 / norlina88@gmail.com

 

Please find the PDF attached for your perusal: green talk

LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia – Talk on Political Future of Thailand by Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak

The LSE Alumni would like to extend an invitation to ICAAM members (5 seats) for this Wednesday’s talk. Hope to see you all there.

Dear Fellow Alumni,

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The LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia would like invite you to a talk by Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a leading Thai academic and political scientist, on the political future of Thailand.
The details are as follows:

Date: 25 November 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm (dinner)
8pm onwards (talk)
Venue: Restaurant Rebung Chef Ismail
No 4-2 Lorong Maarof
Bangsar Park
59000 Kuala Lumpur
(Landmark: Dataran Maybank)

Tel: 03 22832119
Off: 03 2282 4776
Fax: 03 2283 4775

Kindly revert by 24th November (12pm) by confirming your attendance to lsemalaysiapr@yahoo.com.

For any enquiries, kindly contact Marina at 012-214 1028, Kevin at 016-322 6863 or Jia Jer at 016-333 6633.

On behalf of the LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia.

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“Dr Pongsudhirak is one of Thailand’s leading analysts on politics and macro-economy. He is a Thai national, based in Bangkok, with over 14 years as a political observer and commentator of Thailand and it relations in within ASEAN. As a freelance writer, he is an outspoken columnist with the Bangkok Post and well-respected for his research credentials and analytical skills, which allows him to incorporate great depth to his presentations and to facilitate and lead discussion on economic and political developments in Thailand.

He is an accomplished writer and prolific contributor of opinion and analysis, notably currently for the Bangkok Post, but is also a former contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit and a former contributing editor to the The Nation. He writes various papers and articles, including for the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), the European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS), Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS) and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

He is regularly interviewed on television, including CNN International, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC World, Al Jazeera and local Thai news stations, and frequently quoted in international press, including Financial Times, The Economist, Time, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Straits Times, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Far Eastern Economic Review etc. and also interviewed on the world’s international radio stations.

He is an academic at the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand where he is simultaneously Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of Political Science. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics, UK, a M.A. (Hons) from The John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C. USA and a B.A, (Hons) in Political Science from The University of California, Santa Barbara. USA.”

(Source: The Insight Bureau)

ICAAM Centenary Dinner

Dear Members and Friends of ICAAM

Join ICAAM in celebrating ‘100 years of living science’ at the sumptuous ICAAM Centenary Dinner together with Sir Richard Sykes, Rector of Imperial College London.

This event, right in the heart of South-East Asia is part of the College’s centenary celebrations being held by Imperial College associations worldwide. Make it a night to be remembered and call us immediately for reservations.

Details are as follows:

Venue:

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, Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur

Date: 24th November 2007

Time: Predinner reception: 7.00pm
Arrival of VIPs: 8.15pm
Dinner: 8.30pm

Dress code : Smart Casual

Cost: RM100 per member (complimentary rate)
RM 150 non-member (guest)
RM 1500 Corporate Table

RSVP: President – Dr Zainal, zainalma@hotmail.com,
Mobile:012-3127642/+603-8946-6986
Secretary – Lau Kin Wai, lau@cellsafegroup.com,
Mobile:012-5023588/+603-2282-0890

Please forward this invitation to as many as possible (not restricted to
ICAAM members) and join the College in commemorating its one hundredth
birthday.

Details are also
available at http://www.icaam.org.my/events/index.html

See you there!

New ICAAM Announcement Blog

 

Dear members,

 

This is a new channel for Imperial College Alumni Association Malaysia to announce our activities and any alumni matters. We will also be reporting past events and posting photos of events.

 

Members are welcome to contribute to this blog.

 

 

ICAAM Committtee
2007/2008