If you have an interest in, and would like to collaborate on any of the following areas, please contact us:Engineering and Robotics
Project 1: Magnets and surgical instruments for abdominal surgery
Project 2: Learning the behaviours of surgeons in keyhole surgery
Project 3: Virtual reality systems to train surgeons and new users
Project 4: 3D mesh which allows the surgeon to draw regions of interest so that only the areas of interest are operated on.
Project 5: Augmented surgery to avoid entanglement issues.
Project 6: Using haptics for measuring pressure forces during surgery
Project 7: Minimising tissue trauma due to graspers or instruments
Project 8: Understanding tissue and how it reacts when a device comes into contact with it and how that is dissipated in terms of trauma.
Project 1: Developing realistic in silico and in vivo models that more precisely recapitulate the tumour and its micro/macro environment, to enable comprehensive dissection of the relevant mechanisms governing the transition from normal colorectum to the different malignant stages of the disease.
Project 2: Develop and share appropriate model systems that mimic different premalignant/malignant stages of colorectal cancer.
Project 3: Developing precise pathological assessment of colorectal cancer.
Project 4: Impact of Anastomosis Type on Complications Following Right hemicolectomy
Project 1: The role of the gut microbiome and how it can be exploited to improve colorectal cancer disease outcomes.
Project 2: The use of liquid biopsies
Project 3: Increasing the accuracy and reproducibility of morphological prognostic factors.
Project 4: Digital pathology, translational bioinformatics and machine learning to underpin algorithm development for risk prediction/disease stratification.
Project 5: Translation of discovery research findings on the molecular pathogenesis of IBD-associated neoplasia to improve utility and cost-effectiveness of screening approaches at the population level.
Project 6: Standardised approaches for pathology specimen analysis.
Project 1: Design and implement prospective high-quality pan-population studies of risk factors for colorectal cancer, with robust clinical/pathological data, supporting blood and tissue samples, to inform a population-based assessment of risk.
Project 2: Delivery of high-quality robust long-term studies that identify the appropriate level of intervention including dose, duration, timing, feasibility and acceptability as well as a clinically relevant outcomes.
Project 3: Methods to ensure optimal evaluation of new surgical and radiotherapy-related devices and procedures to demonstrate appropriately robust clinical and cost-effective outcomes.
Project 1: Embedding research randomised controlled trials in FIT-based screening programmes to explore the optimal FIT threshold and/or the role of flexible sigmoidoscopy, incorporating risk adjustment algorithms.
Project 1: Novel technologies/interventions that have the potential to improve curative outcomes for cancer.
Project 2: The use of the XCM BIOLOGIC® Tissue Matrix for abdominal wall hernia repair and other soft tissue reconstruction applications