May 19, 2017, by Editor
Plenty of Prizes for our Marie Curie research fellow
In 2014, Dr Adam Celiz was awarded a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF) to build his own research program at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University with Professor David Mooney. This included a return phase to work in the School with Professor Morgan Alexander.
His current research is focused on developing materials for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications particularly in regenerative dentistry. He recently appeared on the BBC Click television program in which he talked about his research which aims to create fillings that heal teeth. This was broadcast as BBC World News on Sunday 14th May, 2017.
Over the course of his fellowship Adam has published several journal articles, generated two patents, given three invited talks and has been awarded four prizes. The research has been highlighted by various news agencies and outlets including the BBC, Newsweek, Washington Post and Popular Science.
AVS Biomaterials Interfaces Division Early Career Researcher Award
Adam won the AVS Biomaterials Interfaces Division Early Career Researcher prize in 2015 for his research developing materials that support human pluripotent stem cell expansion at the University with Professors Morgan Alexander and Martyn Davies. Adam was invited to present his work at the AVS international symposium in San Jose, California.
Adam won the Innovation & Entrepreneurship prize 2017 for developing dental alternatives to root canal treatment at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions awards ceremony in Malta.
UKSB Larry Hench Young Investigator prize
Adam also won the Larry Hench Young Investigators Prize, which is awarded to a promising young research scientist in recognition of their outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of biomaterials research. This award took on an increased importance this year due to the passing of Larry in December 2016.
RSC Emerging technologies competition
The School of Pharmacy would like to congratulate Adam and to wish him good luck in his new role as a Lecturer in the School of Bioengineering at Imperial College London.