New Laboratory to Extend Experimental Research into Biologically-Inspired Technologies

Posted on 30 June 2015

Researchers in the Department of Electronics have been awarded an EPSRC Experimental Equipment grant that will support and extend research into innovative bio-inspired technologies.

The £600k grant, led by Dr Steve Johnson, will be used to establish a new research laboratory equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment to build new devices that integrate advanced technologies, such as optical, electronic and autonomous robotics, with biological functionality derived from individual biomolecules, multi-cellular tissue and system-level processes. The range of technologies developed in this facility have an equally diverse range of applications from molecular computation, environmental monitoring and self-assembling robotics to clinical diagnostics, bio-energy and regenerative medicine. The Bio-Inspired Technologies laboratory is due to open August 2015.

 

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