Professor Joanne Tipper, Head of School
Joanne moved into the multidisciplinary research field of medical engineering in the mid-1990s after completing a PhD in skin microbiology. Over the last 25 years, she has developed methodologies for isolating wear particles generated by total joint replacements. With over 80 peer-reviewed publications on the isolation of UHMWPE, metal and ceramic particles and the biological responses to wear debris her work has contributed to the understanding of implant failure and the development of longer lasting, more reliable devices. Working alongside engineers Williams, Fisher and Hall in Leeds and Emami (Sweden), Peng (Australia), Kurtz (USA) and partnering with industry (DePuy Synthes, Ionbond, Invibio), projects include isolation, characterisation and determination of the cellular responses to wear particles from new and novel materials including silicon nitride based coating systems, antioxidant polyethylenes e.g. vitamin E UHMWPE, PEEK and CFR-PEEK and carbon nanotube/graphene polyethylene composites. New and expanding areas of interest include investigation of spinal cord cellular responses to wear products from spinal implants and instrumentation alongside projects investigating neural stem cell and primary neural cell responses to matrix stiffness of novel hydrogel scaffolds for central nervous system repair.
Associate Professor Gyorgy Hutvagner, Deputy Head of School (Research)
Associate Professor Gyorgy Hutvagner is an internationally recognised researcher into the regulation of gene expression, with a particular interest in the role of non-coding RNAs. An ARC Future Fellow and former Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, his research combines classical biochemical approaches with high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics.
Dr Nham Tran, Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning)
Dr Nham Tran is a leading researcher exploring the expression and function of non-coding RNAs in cancer cells. His laboratory focuses on head and neck cancers and aims to develop novel diagnostic assays using small non-coding RNAs, understand the molecular pathways they orchestrate and invent new clinical diagnostic devices. He trained as a scientist at Johnson and Johnson Research and undertook post-doctoral work at the University of Sydney and The Centenary Institute.
Associate Professor Adel Al-Jumaily, Associate Professor
Associate Professor Adel Al-Jumaily has a strong track record in transdisciplinary applied research, with particular expertise in computational intelligence, biomechatronic systems, biomedical and health technology, vision-based cancer diagnostics, biosignal/image pattern recognition and artificial intelligence systems. Part of his work focuses on using augmented reality in the medical and teaching arenas.
Dr Dominik Beck, Senior Lecturer
Dr Dominik Beck is a leading researcher in bioinformatics, genomics, haematology, and haematological tumours with research centering on myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia.
Dr Adrian N Bishop, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Adrian N Bishop is an expert in statistical inference and control of complex systems and holds a joint position with Data61 (CSIRO) as a Senior Research Scientist. His current research interests include theoretical analysis and methodology design in high-dimensional statistical inference and machine learning, with broad applications across fields such as biomedical engineering, weather and geophysical forecasting, artificial intelligence and neuroscience.
Dr Steve Ling, Senior Lecturer
Dr Steve SH Ling has extensive experience in design and analysis in computational intelligence technologies, including the topologies of neural networks and neural fuzzy networks, evolutionary algorithm operations, and their application in areas such as decision making, classification and health technologies.
Professor Tuan Van Nguyen, Professor of Predictive Medicine
Dr Tuan V Nguyen is one of the world’s most highly cited scientists in the field of osteoporosis and medicine. He combines epidemiological and genetic research for the discovery and translation of genetic and aetiological factors determining individual fracture risk, and has significantly shaped policy and practice leading to better treatment and control.
Associate Professor Ananda Sanagavarapu, Associate Professor
Associate Professor Ananda Mohan Sanagavarapu (Ananda S Mohan) is an established expert in microwave imaging for biomedical applications, microwave applications in medicine, wireless technology, antennas, microwave engineering, applied electromagnetics, RFID, wireless channel modelling, localisation and computational electromagnetics.
Associate Professor Steven Su, Associate Professor
Associate Professor Steven Su specialises in system modelling and control, with particular focus on biomedical instrumentation, physiological variable modelling, data acquisition and distribution systems, navigation system design, signal processing and process control and system identification.
Dr Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani, Senior Lecturer
Dr Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani is an emerging leader in the fields of micro/nanotechnology, microfluidics, tissue engineering and biotechnology, with a special interest in translational research. He is widely published and has received numerous competitive awards, including the 2017 NHMRC-CDF Fellowship. He is also affiliated with the Garvan Institute of Biomedical Research, Institute for Biomedical Materials & Devices and the UTS Centre for Health Technologies.
Dr Carmine Gentile, Lecturer
Dr Gentile is an internationally recognised expert in the field of 3D bioprinting and stem cell technologies. His more recent studies focus on novel molecular and cellular approaches to treat cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and heart failure. These studies are based on the use of 'mini-hearts' he developed a 'bioink' for human heart tissues. He is currently working within a multidisciplinary team with scientists, industry partners and clinicians to quickly translate his findings from bench to bedside.