NHLI Athena Lecture

9th January 2019

How can we celebrate and support diversity in STEM – a younger perspective’.

 Introduced by Professor Sara Rankin, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the NHLI, this year’s lecture broke from tradition by offering a younger perspective on the representation and advancement of women in science. The three guest speakers had been recognised for their commitment to campaigning for diversity in STEM. They each give a 10-15 minute talk followed by a 15 minute Q&A panel facilitated by Dr Mike Cox, a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) at NHLI and member of the NHLI Athena Self-Assessment Team.

Inspiring and thought-provoking talks from Dr Jess Wade, Dr Faith Uwadiae and Siena Castellon covered many vital themes promoting gender and race equality as well as advocating Neurodiversity.

See here to watch the lectures.

Nature Protocols article

High-fidelity probing of the structure and heterogeneity of extracellular vesicles by resonance-enhanced atomic force microscopy infrared spectroscopy


A new article from previous work by Dr Sally Kim et al as been published in Nature protocols this month detailing development of an atomic force microscope IR spectroscopy approach to probing the structural composition of single extracellular vesicles with nanoscale resolution. 

British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2018

British Thoracic Society

The 2018 Winter Meeting was held between 5-7th December at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

Dr. Charlotte Dean gave her talk entitled “Real-time imaging reveals novel insights into alveologenesis” at the plenary scientific symposium on the 6th December 2018. Charlotte presented recent findings which enlighten our understanding of the process of alveologenesis.