MAHSC Seminar Series: ‘Infection Control and Acoustics Research’

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Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is a partnership between The University of Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (part of the Northern Care Alliance) and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to unite leading healthcare providers with world-class academics and researchers.

In April 2020, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), part of Health Innovation Manchester, was officially designated by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), NHS England and NHS Improvement up to 2025. The MAHSC Seminar Series showcases the great discovery and clinical science being undertaken within Manchester and its impact on the health of the local population.

The series gives a local platform to the nationally and internationally renowned scientists of MAHSC to share their work with clinical, non-clinical, university colleagues, but also crucially members of the wider community seeking insight into innovations in the delivery of healthcare.

This month’s seminar was chaired by Hadi Moztarzadeh, Director of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at the School of Engineering, University Of Salford. The seminar was on the topic of ‘‘Surface coatings for Improved Infection Control and Acoustics Research for Health, Well-being and Accessibility’

Professor Heather Yates delivered a presentation on ‘Surface coatings for Improved Infection Control’ in which she said:

“This is a particular problem in healthcare where you already have lots of patients who have weakened immunity so it’s a very high burden on the health and UK economy”

She aims to reduce the number of viable pathogenic bacteria and viruses on surfaces and therefore reduce transmission of infection to patients.

Professor Trevor Cox, from the University of Salford, presented on ‘Acoustics Research for Health, Well-being and Accessibility’ giving an overview of his input at the Acoustics Research Centre including the various projects that his team are currently working on.

Watch session here:

MAHSC Seminar Series: Surface coatings for Improved Infection Control and Acoustics Research for Health, Well-being and Accessibility

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