The u-Care research group has been selected for a prestigious exhibition place at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition (SSE) in London.

We will join just 13 other flagship exhibitors to present hands-on public engagement activities demonstrating the core science behind u-Care’s innovative technology.

“The u-CARE team are incredibly excited to exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and look forward to engaging with a diverse public audience about the potential of future light-based technologies to improve the treatment of some of the most challenging health conditions.”

Robert Thomson – Director and Principal Investigator of U-care EPSRC Programme Grant and Professor of Physics (Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences) at Heriot-Watt University.

As you may be aware, the u-CARE project a multidisciplinary project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), exploiting cutting-edge techniques in laser physics to develop new sources of deep UV light which are compact and robust. Precision delivery of this light could be key to some of the biggest challenges facing medicine, including cellular-precision cancer surgery. Our project team is made up of engineers and physical scientists in collaboration with clinicians and biomedical scientists based between Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Bath.

“We’re really humbled that the Royal Society have chosen our project for their Summer Science Exhibition in London in July. It provides a fantastic platform for our great team and partners to engage widely and generate new friends.”

Kev Dhaliwal Professor of Molecular Imaging and Healthcare Technology at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

The activities being taken to the SSE include custom-built, hands-on activities and visualisations of the project, including work by illustrator Rae Goddard of The SSE presents cutting edge research from across the UK in exciting and interactive ways. It welcomes over 10,000 members of the public each year, including 2,000 school pupils. Be sure to keep an eye out for updates on X (formerly twitter) and be sure to take a look at Rae’s work.

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