• Making deductions from incomplete datasets – in drug discovery, materials

    Contact: Dr. Gareth Conduit, Physics & Ben Pellgrini, Intellegens Mentor: Paul May Intellegens is a spin-out from the University of Cambridge which develops unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that have the capability to train and predict from incomplete data. The algorithm has been developed in the Physics department and has already had commercial success in…

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  • The Fiber Faucet : Exploring the commercial potential for efficient

    Contact: Dr. Stoyan Smoukov, Active & Intelligent Materials Lab, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge Mentor: Adrian Swinburne Nanofibers have demonstrated potential to be used in high efficiency air and water filtration, as tissue engineering scaffolds, as protein affinity purification columns, battery separation membranes, and smart…

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  • Developing a new biodegradable plastic from industrial waste materials

    Contact: Elena Loche More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZOjG5_N5UQ Mentor: Dr. Jessica Ocampos Elena Loche and her team members from Ecuador, Sweden and New Zealand were the winners of the Gap Summit competition 2017 with their idea of using the waste biomass from citric acid production to produce a biodegradable biopolymer to be used as a replacement for…

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  • Exploring the potential of a new technique to better control

    Contacts: Dr. Stoyan Smoukov, Active & Intelligent Materials Lab, Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge and University of Sofia Mentor: Dr. Bob Pettigrew Reference: The Emulsion Arrow of Time Emulsions are everywhere, in cosmetic creams and shampoos, in foods such as ice cream and mayonnaise, and in pharmaceutical products. These are intrinsically unstable formulations,…

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  • Finding the market potential for a new safer and more

    Contacts: Martin Chan & Dr. John Dennis, Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Dr. Ewa Marek & Dr. Stuart Scott, Engineering Mentor: Dr. Mark Priest, Harrogate Partners The research team have developed a new technique for manufacturing ethylene oxide from ethylene. Ethylene oxide is widely used in many industrial processes, with over 26 million tonnes a year…

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  • Identifying the best markets for a new molecular stapling technique

    Contacts: Dr. Gonçalo Bernardes, Shuang Sun, Chemistry, Emma Barker, Cambridge Enterprise Mentor: Dr. Simon Pulman-Jones Dr. Gonçalo Bernardes and his team from the Department of Chemistry have developed a novel disulfide-stapling method using two different reagents for peptides & proteins. These methods have been shown to: • Enhance binding affinity of peptides/proteins (& hence have…

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