Enabling the collaborative research in Precision Health that is instrumental in the transition to preventative medicine

Gemma Bale
Engineering, Physics


My lab develops and validates new optical methods to monitor brain function and metabolism non-invasively. The lab currently focusses on near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-based methods to perform in-vivo monitoring of metabolic markers such as haemoglobin oxygenation, mitochondrial function and blood flow. We are interested in pioneering tools and techniques to monitor relevant physiology for both basic science and medical applications. Our work is highly translational and we work closely with clinical partners in Addenbrooke’s Hospital to deliver technologies that progress medical therapeutics.

clinical trials  biomedical optics  dementia  neuroimaging  

Jeremy Baumberg
Cavendish Laboratory

Technology  Nanotechnology  

Intelligent Toilets and beyond: From fundamental to translational light-matter interactions, using nanophotonics to detect atoms, molecules, and nanostructures, and to control them with light. Relevant to this initiative is a range of recent work on using advanced Raman spectroscopies enhanced a billion-fold by Au nanoparticle self-assemblies, to detect analytes in biofluids such as urine or breath. The aim is to translate detection of neurotransmitters and hormones to the home.

smart home  nanoparticles  

Andy Wang


Dr Wang's research focuses on additive manufacturing to produce wearable smart devices for health monitoring. The 3D printed sensors could be customisable designed and tailored to account for individual patient's conditions. His research could provide low-cost and personalised solutions for next-generation healthcare hardware and devices.

3D printing  remote healthcare  wearable device  

Nicole Wojtania
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Biotechnology  Chemical Engineering  

My current research focuses on employing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) as a strategy to assess the changes on the surface of ultrasmall, sub-10 nm iron oxide nanoparticles in the absence and presence of protease in order to develop a fast and reliable cancer detection system.

biomaterials  bionanotechnology  biosensors  cancer