March 17, 2008

Geoff Tansley of the School of Engineering and Applied Science has received a UK/India Education and Research Initiative grant of £81,000 for research on a total artificial heart.


Roslyn Bill, of the department of pharmacy and biology, has just signed a Framework Programme Seven contract under the EDICT scheme. The Aston contribution is €308,551 and will support a postdoctoral appointment for three years.

Bernard Gilmartin, professor of optometry, has been appointed the UK representative on the International Organising Committee of the 12th International Myopia Conference to be held in Australia in July 2008.

Paul Furlong, professor of psychology, was invited to address the European Parliament in Brussels on 13 February as part of a programme of presentations by experts on the topic “Progress without pain – alternatives to animal experiments”.

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