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CDT in Predictive in vitro Models for Medical Innovation & Research (PreMMIR)

We have recently received QMUL funding to establish a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Predictive in vitro Models for Medical Innovation & Research (PreMMIR). PreMMIR is focused on the use of multidisciplinary engineering approaches to develop models which can evaluate either the safety and efficacy of medical devices and drugs, or explore health, disease, ageing or injury in human organs.

Our broad, cross-faculty Centre for Predictive in vitro Models (CPM) supports PreMMIR, with research expertise across the bioengineering (materials, mechanics, design, micro-manufacture, sensors, microfluidics, instrumentation and modelling) aspects of model development, in addition to extensive life science and clinical expertise in the physiology and pathology of different tissues and organs, and execution of medical research.

PreMMIR takes advantage of this research strength, training PhD student cohorts in the necessary cross-discipline technical skills to successfully work in predictive in vitro models, but also offering training in the broad transferable skills required for effective multidisciplinary research and the industrial and legislative framework into which new predictive bioengineering technology must function.

We currently have opportunities for industrial partners to engage with PreMMIR, taking advantage of our training programme and developing collaborative research projects in the predictive in vitro models research field with our CPM team. Please contact Hazel Screen for further information about PreMMIR and how to get involved.