Girl Geek Event #36 - Girl Geeks visit the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM (BST)
Our June dinner is on Thursday 19th at 6.30pm at the University of the West of England. Food and drink will be provided by the University. If you have any special dietary or access requirements please let us know by 13th June.
We will be in Room 3B064 - Block B, Level 3, Room 64. The building is marked as 'B' here. Attendees can park in Car park No 3 and the barrier will be raised to allow access. Directions to the car park and to the meeting room are as follows:
Directions to Car Park No 3
From the East Entrance (Coldharbour Lane) take the 2nd exit on your left and the entrance to the car park is just before the pedestrian crossing (on the left). The barrier will be raised and you can park in any vacant space. Once parked please make your way towards Block B Level 2 entrance (access via the pedestrian crossing or under the bridge, just past the bike sheds) which is just across the road and just past the generators (encased in green netting).
Directions to meeting Room 3B064 (Level 3 - Block B - Room 064)
Enter B Block Level 2 through the double glass doors. At the end of the corridor turn right and go through 2 sets of double wooden doors and walk to the end of the corridor. Turn right into Block A and just along to the left take the staircase to the next level. Turn right and Room 3B064 is just along the corridor to your right.
Janice Kiely - who spoke briefly at our event at the Bristol Robotics Lab last year - is going to be our speaker. Her talk will provide an introduction to biosensing and cover some of the research activities carried out in the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology. She will talk in more detail about one of her key research interests, Magneto-immunoassays and describe how herself, and a colleague, are commercialising this bio-sensing technology through a start-up. Please scroll down to read more about Janice.
This event is also an opportunity to get together just 4 days away from the National Women in Engineering Day, so come along and celebrate with us!
Janice is a Founder and co-Director of the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology (IBST) at the University of the West of England. A key aspect of this role is forming and managing industry/academic collaborations to develop novel bio-sensing systems. Since its launch in 2008, IBST has been successful, establishing a network of over 400 bio-sensing and associated companies and generating an income in excess of £18M. IBST is recognized worldwide as a Centre of Excellence in Bio-Sensing Technology and champions the leading international conference in the field, for which Janice is the Scientific Chair. She has collaborated with industry and academic partners on over 30 bio-sensing projects in the last 5 years, examples include a TSB project, ‘A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic system for the measurement of metal ions after joint replacement’ and an NIHR project, ‘Point-Of-Care biosensor for noninvasive monitoring of COPD exacerbations’.
Janice has particular expertise in the development of magnetic detection systems for magneto-immunoassays and is an inventor on 3 associated patents. Janice is a founder and is CEO for a new spin out (MIAtech Biosolutions Limited) focussing on commercialisation of this technology. Janice is the lead for the £4M South West Microelectronics iNet, co-Director of the £2M Alternative Testing and In-Vitro Monitoring Business Technology Centre, lead for a £4M Regional Growth Grant and holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship.