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Gold Medal Award for Miguel Xavier in STEM for Britain 2017

Published: 27 March 2017
STEM for Britain 2017
Miguel Xavier awarded gold medal for Excellence in Engineering research

Miguel Xavier, of the Bone and Joint Research Group, CHDSCR, was awarded the gold medal for Excellence in Engineering research at the STEM for Britain 2017 competition.




The prestigious competition takes place every year and aims to give young researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their work with the members of both Houses of Parliament at Westminster. STEM for Britain showcases some of the strongest research being undertaken across the UK in five areas; Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, and allows a unique opportunity for early-career stage researchers to engage members of both Houses of Parliament about the thriving science conducted within the UK.

The only national competition of this kind, Miguel’s work was distinguished from a field of 60 other high quality and countrywide entrants and was chosen by the panel of judges as the overall Engineering winner. A PhD student in the CHDSCR, Miguel’s project is a result of collaboration between Professor Richard Oreffo and Professor Hywel Morgan (both University of Southampton) and the University of Dresden as part of a European Consortium. It focuses on the use of new techniques based on microfluidics to isolate skeletal stem cells from human bone marrow and promote bone and cartilage regeneration, with the potential to directly impact people’s lives.

Many congratulations Miguel!

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