Inspire Magazine speaks with Dr Mourad Belkhelfa, a Lecturer in Biotechnology and Health in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers. Dr Belkhelfa is the lead author of the paper entitled “IFN-γ and TNF-α Are Involved During Alzheimer Disease Progression and Correlate with Nitric Oxide Production: A Study in Algerian Patients”, which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Medicine, Pharmacy & Veterinary Sciences. Read More
Prof. Rachid Deriche, Research Director at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, was awarded the 2013 French Academy of Sciences Grand Prize of the EADS Corporate Foundation in Computer Science. This award recognises the achievements of a scientist in a French laboratory who has made exceptional contributions to the vitality and influence of computer science research while building outstanding cooperation with industry. Inspire Magazine spoke with Prof. Deriche to find out more about his research activities that led to this prize, which has been officially awarded at the Institut de France on the 15th of October 2013. Read More
Research fields: biomedical signal processing and control, functional electrical stimulation, wireless body-centric networks, wireless control
Thesis title: Development of a wireless distributed three-channel stimulator system used for automated triggering of stimulation to enable coordinated task execution in stroke patients
Supervisors: Prof. Ian Swain, Dr Jon Cobb Read More
Research field(s): Molecular neurosciences, medicinal chemistry, biopharmaceutics, drug design.
Thesis title: Investigation into the physicochemical and biological properties of the proteasomal specific inhibitor I (PSI).
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Jenner, Prof. Robert Hider, Dr. Sarah Salvage, and Dr. Sukhvinder Bansal. Read More