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Welcome to our 2016 cohort, we are looking forward to working with you over the next 4 years and of course congratulations to our 2015 cohort who have successfully completed the first year of our programme and are now looking forward to commencing their PhD projects!

Well done to PSIBS student Nina Vyas, who has been awarded second place in the EPSRC photo competition, for her photo submitted to the 'Weird and Wonderful' category.

“On the Edge of Glory - Sub-micron particles on the surface of a human tooth”Further information is available on the news story page

Congratulations to PSIBS Student Sarah Newton who has been awarded the Nature Chemistry Prize for the best flash presentation and poster at the 5th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology. Sarah was also nominated as the RSC representative and Communications Team Leader for the European Young Chemists' Network (April 2015-2017)

PSIBS Student Rachel Flight was awarded the Best Poster Presentation (Automated optimisation of cell
segmentation parameters in phase contrast microscopy using discrete mereotopology) at MUIA2015

PSIBS student Nina Vyas was presented with the Judges Choice Award for University of Birmingham Three Minute Thesis Competition, which is a competition where PhD students effectively  explain their research in 3 minutes to a non-specialist audience. Video: Nina also had a High Speed video shortlisted in the Royal Microscopical Society’s Scientific Imaging Competition. The video was showcased throughout the 2015 Microscience Microscopy congress.

PSIBS Academic Staff Dr Hamid Dehghani and Dr Iain Styles have developed a unique 3D imaging technology for the application of bespoke footwear design with PSIBS student, Hector Basevi and fellow Computer Science researchers. Further details of the project and its development are available at:

Well done to PSIBS students Nina Vyas and Elizabeth Randall who came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the storytelling researcher video competition run by the Public Engagement with Research Committee at the University of Birmingham. The winners were announced by Alice Roberts at the Myth-busting the Barriers to Public Engagement event on Friday 11th December 2015. The winning entries can be viewed at :

PSIBS and Sci-Phy Centre Staff have been awarded a University of Birmingham Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement & Innovation in the Research Informed Teaching theme for work on the innovative PSIBS and Sci-Phy cross-college integrated PhD programmes.

paper featuring the work of PSIBS Academic staff, (Professor Damien Walmsley,Professor Zoe PikramenouDr Rachel Sammons) and PSIBS students, (Sunil Claire, Sophie Glinton and Hayley Floyd) has been published in the October 2015 Journal of Dentistry.

Applications are now open for 2017 admission to the Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy-4-Health) Integrated PhD programme. Information on the application process is available.