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The poetry of bubbles

2 October 2014

To celebrate National Poetry Day we are taking a trip down memory to when Steve...

To celebrate National Poetry Day we are taking a trip down memory to when Steve Evans' lecture on the Physics of Bubbles inspired a young writer to produce the following:

The Physics of Bubbles and their Applications
Prof. Stephen Evans

(Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan)

Our lives were sadly lessened were it not for the ubiquity
Of bubbles' different sizes and their wonderful proclivity
To soapily distend and gently wander on the air's soft tide
But scientists are well aware that bubbles have a darker side!

The propeller of a liner they can chew in wide eyed innocence
Then cheery light emit as they subside in sonoluminscence*
But all's not lost 'cos bubbles have potential that's deflationr'y
To dock on nasty tumours which are growing but are station'ry.

For bionanotechnophiles and medicos molecular
Are striving in laborat'ries to conjure quite spectacular
Bubbles that can vary from the micro to the nanosize
Bubbles that will heal you, I'm sure that comes as some surprise!

They'll travel round your body like a little roving limpet mine
To lock on nasty ailments is their mission and their whole design
And when they come upon a growth that they have chosen to deflate
Then with a blast of ultra sound the tumour they will detonate!

They're not the Guinness bubbles that you find atop your creamy stout
They're not the yeasty lipids that in Champers struggle to pop out
They're not the South Sea version that will make your shares disintegrate
But, by ingenious paradox, expand to discombobulate.

So here's three cheers for bubbles, let us raise a glass and evervesce
And may the back room boffins with their cunning plans have great success!
So look afresh at bubbles when you've drowned a glass to quench your thirst:
Remember that 'the first are last' and don't forget 'the last are first'.

*(poetic licence with spelling: 'sonoluminescence')

By Graham Clarke




The Bubble Lady

12 September 2014

After giving a memorable talk at the Izon Research Symposium, Dr Sally Peyman...

After giving a memorable talk at the Izon Research Symposium, Dr Sally Peyman has been titled 'The Bubble Lady'.

Sal's talk discussed 'Microfluidics - a versatile platform for bubble generation and functionalisation' at St Hugh's College in Oxford. The talk generated a lot of interest amongst delegates and has helped promote the Leeds Microbubble Consortium's research further.

The Symposium ran from 11th -12th September and is the 3rd in a series of research Symposia hosted by Izon.

For more information about Izon and the Symposium, please click here.




Microbubble Posters to Feature at Paris Conference

21 August 2014

The Condensed Matter in Paris conference is scheduled to take place next week,...

The Condensed Matter in Paris conference is scheduled to take place next week, 24-29th August.

Victoria Micro, a member of the Leeds Microbubble Consortium, will be in attendance and has been asked to present a poster as part of the Monday session, which outlines ‘Engineering nanodroplet-microbubble architectures for hydrophobic drug delivery’. In addition to Victoria’s poster, Adam Churchman, also of the Leeds Microbubble Consortium will be presenting his poster around ‘Developing Single Step Microfluidic Methods of Producing Microbubbles with an inner Oil Layer’, to delegates at the conference.

Contributions for both posters have come from Dr Sally Peyman and Professor Stephen Evans. The posters detail the current areas of research that the Leeds MB Consortium is focussing on.

Please click on the following links for further details about the Condensed Matter in Paris Conference and the Leeds Microbubble Consortium’s current projects.

 




Steve Evans to discuss Engineered Therapeutic Microbubbles

19 August 2014

Professor Stephen Evans has been invited to speak at the ‘Particle Systems...

Professor Stephen Evans has been invited to speak at the ‘Particle Systems Analysis 2014’ conference to contribute towards the ‘Fine Bubble’ session on 16th September in Manchester.

Steve will be talking about research from the EPSRC funded  ‘Engineered Therapeutic Microbubbles’, a multidisciplinary project between Physics and Medicine. Steve and his team have been investigating improved treatments for Colorectal Cancer, through the development of novel targeted, triggered, release drug delivery methods using Microbubbles.

The conference has been organised by The Particle Characterisation Interest Group (PCIG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry and their particular focus this year will be around chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, nuclear, mineral, food and household products industries.

For further details about the conference and exhibition, please click here.

 




24 July 2014

Ben Owen from Malvern Instruments has published a blog, titled 'Life in a...

Ben Owen from Malvern Instruments has published a blog, titled 'Life in a (Micro) bubble', following on from his attendance at the Microbubble Symposium that was held earlier this month.

To take a look at the blog, please click here




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