We are an interdisciplinary lab in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, focused on developing nanotechnologies, devices, and materials for wound healing, tissue engineering, and cancer therapy. We aim to both develop enabling technologies and uncover fundamental scientific insights into dynamically modulating collective cell behaviors.
15 December '17 - Excited to annouce we have received a 'blue skies' research grant from EPSRC as part of the 'Engineering for a Prosperous Nation' call that is focused on 'Healing Tissues via Programmable DNA Nanotechnology"! Also happy to announce that Nuria Oliva-Jorge PhD has joined the group from Harvard/MIT to spearhead this project.
25 September '17 - Dr Almquist has been awarded Fellow status by the Higher Education Academy.
1 August '17 - Dr Almquist has been recognised as a 2017 Emerging Investigator by Biomaterials Science!
28 June '17 - Dr Almquist presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions in Dalian, China, in June. A video of his talk on designing advanced materials-based approaches for healing wounds is available on Youtube.
21 March '17 - Mehrdad's review paper on cells and materials from hair follicles for regenerative medicine, written in collaboration with Dr Claire Higgins, is now available in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering!
23 January '17 - Congratulations Mara for being selected to present your work on manipulating signalling networks in diabetic ulcers as a national finalist for the STEM for Britain poster competition at Portcullis House, Westminster!
06 December '16 - Dr Almquist has been selected to attend the Healthcare Technologies for Aging Populations workshop in Chengdu, China. Organized by the British Council, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and part of the Newton Fund, the workshop aims to identify and establish new collaborative ties between the UK and China.
9 June '16 - Dr Almquist is giving a talk at the Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Disease GRC in Hong Kong.
10 April '16 - Dr Almquist's research on siRNA therapy for reducing fibrosis following burn injury is now available in Biomaterials!
23 December '15 - Dr Almquist's research on siRNA therapy for treating diabetic ulcers is now available in Advanced Materials!
28 September '15 - Dr Almquist will be giving a plenary lecture at the Wound Healing Society 2016 Annual Meeting. Hope to see you there!
17 September '15 - The Almquist Lab has received a Wellcome Trust Seed Award to develop bioinspired nanotechnologies for tissue engineering!
15 September '15 - Welcome to the group Alex and congrats on your MRC PhD Scholarship! Looking foward to your collaborative project between the Almquist Lab and the groups of Prof Terry Tetley and Dr Andrew Thorley at the National Heart and Lung Institute!
13 August '15 - Dr Almquist's research on combinatorial growth factor therapy for treating diabetic ulcers is now available in Advanced Healthcare Materials!
22 July '15 - Dr Almquist is giving a talk at the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering GRC in Girona, Spain.
25 June '15 - Congratulations Mara on being awarded the prize for the best BEng thesis project in Bioengineering!
20 May '15 - Dr Almquist will be giving a public lecture as part of the Pint of Science series in London!
19 April '15 - Dr Almquist has been selected to attend the Regenerative Medicine for Lifelong Health and Wellbeing workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan. Organized by the British Council and part of the Newton- Al-Farabi Partnership Programme, the workshop aims to identify and establish new collaborative ties between the UK and Kazakhstan.
09 March '15 - The Almquist Lab has been awarded a grant from The Royal Society to enhance our nanodevice fabrication capabilities!
06 March '15 - Congratulations Mara for being awarded an EPSRC PhD Scholarship to stay on as a graduate student in the Almquist Lab starting next fall!
13 October '14 - Mara has joined the Almquist Lab for her BEng thesis project! She'll be wielding nanotech devices in an effort to manipulate cell behavior. Watch out...
01 October '14 - Anna starts as the very first Almquist Lab PhD student - exciting science is right around the corner!
10 September '14 - Dr Almquist co-chairs the Bionanotechnology session at the MEC Annual Meeting and Bioengineering14
01 September '14 - Almquist Lab officially opens for business!
21 June '14 - Dr Almquist co-chairs the Gordon Research Seminar on Bioinspired Materials
16 April '14 - Dr Almquist has a talk at the Society for Biomaterials in Denver
April '14 - Almquist Lab begins to take shape