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Shoujie Lui – cell research at UoB

I attended the 2nd Symposium meeting about the NOMAD project which took place at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xian during 2015.  At this meeting I learned about the project and the important work it was undertaking and so I felt very excited and honoured to be asked to work on the project at University of […]

Research visit to University of Brighton

I was thrilled when Amanda Pentecost first told me about the NOMAD project. The project is exciting because it brings together interdisciplinary science from Universities in the US, UK, and China to explore potential solutions for important global health challenges. One of these challenges is sepsis, a hyper inflammatory condition triggered by signal proteins called […]

Mid-Term Symposium – Xi’an China

We recently had our mid-term symposium and project meeting at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China.  The Symposium included talks from all NOMAD partners and also contributions from a related EU IRSES research project ABREM.  All the presentations were extremely interesting and provided an opportunity for the 50 students attending the symposium to quiz the […]

Graphene chemistry from China to Brighton

At the end of last year Yishan Zheng visited North Western Polytechnical University based in Xi’an, China. Here’s what Yishan wrote about her time in NWPU: In NOMAD we are focusing our work on nanostructured carbon materials, which we believe, have great potential to combat many diseases and illnesses. Being primarily a biologist, the opportunity […]

Carbon Filtration – from kitchen filter to life-saving nanostructures by Boris Dyatkin

I first learned about dialysis from a middle school health and biology textbook. I have since learned that this procedure, which saves thousands of lives every year, causes substantial stress and is critically inefficient. In particular, existing sorbent materials are simply not up to the task of removing harmful cytokines and other biological harmful impurities […]

How NOMAD came about

The ideas for the NOMAD project were developed following a Skype meeting with Amanda Pentecost, Yury Gogotsi’s PhD student from Drexel University, USA.  We were discussing potential biological applications for her work and ended the meeting by agreeing that it would be good to look for ways to fund potential exchange visits between her lab […]