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Institute of Bioengineering

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The Institute of Bioengineering  is a cross faculty initiative, involving academics from both Science & Engineering and Medicine & Dentistry supported by industrial and clinical partnerships, including Barts Health NHS Trust.

Leadership Team

Director

Dr Alvaro Mata

Dr Alvaro Mata
Department School of Engineering and Materials Science

Alvaro brings scientific leadership and a holistic approach to integrating engineering, science, and medicine. His work focuses on smart biomaterials, models for in vitro studies, and bioactive technologies for regenerative medicine.

Deputy Director

Prof Mauro Perretti

Prof Mauro Perretti
Department William Harvey Research Institute

Mauro brings strong scientific vision, innovation experience and, as Dean for Research of Health, a strategic medical perspective. His work focuses on resolution pharmacology, nanomedicine and inflammation.

Director of Operations

Dr Helena Azevedo

Dr Helena Azevedo
Department School of Engineering and Materials Science

Helena brings solid international experience in bioengineering and developing large-scale initiatives. Her work focuses on self-assembling hyaluronan-peptide biomaterials for drug delivery, regenerative medicine, and biosensing.

Directors of Research Strategy

Prof Fran Balkwill

Prof Fran Balkwill
Department Barts Cancer Institute

Fran provides scientific and public engagement leadership, research guidance, and a world-leading track-record in medical research. Her work focuses on understanding and developing 3D cancer models and biomimetic environments, and on the links between cancer and inflammation.

Dr Matteo Palma

Dr Matteo Palma
Department School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Matteo provides technological leadership, research guidance and a strong international and interdisciplinary perspective. His work focuses on single-molecule investigations for diagnostics and therapeutic tools, as well as for molecular electronics applications.

Directors of Industry Strategy

Prof Yang Hao

Prof Yang Hao
Department School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Yang provides technical and industrial leadership and a world-leading track-record in engineering and physical sciences. His work focuses on smart, conformal and flexible solutions for imaging and sensing applications.

Prof Marina Resmini

Prof Marina Resmini
Department School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Marina provides translational research leadership and a strong track-record with industrial engagement. Her work focuses on novel nanomaterials for drug delivery, sensing, and catalysis.

Directors of Clinical Strategy

Dr Anthony Mathur

Dr Anthony Mathur
Department William Harvey Research Institute

Anthony provides clinical leadership, innovation experience, and a critical patient-leading perspective. His work focuses on developing novel treatments in gene therapy, stem cell therapies, and medical devices.

Dr Manoj Ramachandran

Dr Manoj Ramachandran
Department Barts Cancer Institute

Manoj provides clinical leadership, innovation experience, and a critical patient-leading perspective. His work focuses on developing strategies for musculoskeletal regeneration, medical devices, and digital medicine.

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