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Wednesday, 30th October 2013

Starts: 30 October 2013

Dr Divya Chari, Keele University

Dr Divya Chari

Keele University

Biomedical Engineering Strategies for Repair of Neurological Injury

  • Completed DPhil in Developmental Neurobiology from Oxford University in 2000. 
  • Then moved to Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, to study the causes for failure of regenerative mechanisms in diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, and the benefits of cell therapies to promote repair. Awarded four-­‐year junior fellowship in 2003 for my work, from the UK Multiple Sclerosis Society, held at Cambridge. 
  • Joined Keele university's new School of Medicine in 2007. Have been closely involved with the development of the new medical curriculum (now accredited by the General Medical Council), as well as developing the medical research strand within the curriculum, including leading the new medical Intercalated Degree Programme. 
  • Set up the Cellular and Neural Engineering group at the Keele Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine -­‐ work of new laboratory has investigated the benefits of novel nanotechnology platforms for neural repair. 
  • Research has been funded by the BBSRC (including a New Investigator award), EPSRC, United States Multiple Sclerosis Society and Royal Society UK and involves an extensive collaborative network across the Life and Physical sciences. 

More information including publications can be obtained here.



Redwood 0.21 (VLT)

1.30pm. Refreshments from 1:20pm



Prof Arwyn Tomos Jones

Position:Professor of Membrane Traffic and Drug Delivery
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