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CITI-GENS Meet the Fellows

Meet our researchers below!

Qasim Abbas
Iterative Approximate Analysis of Graph-Structured Data For Precision Medicine

Name: Qasim Abbas
Nationality: Pakistan
Project title: Iterative Approximate Analysis of Graph-Structured Data For Precision Medicine
School: School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Supervisor: Professor Hans Vandierendonck

Partner Organisation: IBM Research-Zurich 

Prachi Bendale
Novel Molecular Tools to Tackle the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Emergency

Name: Prachi Bendale
Nationality: India
Project title: Novel Molecular Tools to Tackle the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Emergency
School: School of Pharmacy
Supervisor: Professor Gerd Wagner

Partner Organisation: Public Health England

Katharina Bock
Visual Voices: a User Interface – how online resources aid educational and community development

Name: Katharina Bock
Nationality: Germany
Project title: Visual Voices: a User Interface – how online resources aid educational and community development
School: School of Arts, English and Languages
Supervisor: Professor Cahal McLaughlin

Partner Organisation: PRONI

Ece Sila Bora
Innovative Ways of Seeing Cities through Cinema

Name: Ece Sila Bora
Nationality: Turkey
Project title: Innovative Ways of Seeing Cities through Cinema
School: School of Natural and Built Environment
Supervisor: Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk

Partner Organisation: Film Hub NI

Sejal Chandak
The Governance and Management of Data in the Smart City

Name: Sejal Chandak
Nationality: India
Project title: The Governance and Management of Data in the Smart City
School: School of Law
Supervisor: Professor John Morison

Partner Organisation: Belfast City Council

Swathine Chandrasekaran
Investigating the importance of queuosine (q) as a novel micronutrient in human ageing and brain health

Name: Swathine Chandrasekaran
Nationality: India
Project title: Investigating the importance of queuosine (q) as a novel micronutrient in human ageing and brain health
School: School of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Dr Brian Green

Partner: Devenish Nutrition

Simran Cheema
Understanding the Protective Effect of Human Milk for Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) Through Host-Pathogen Interactions.

Name: Simran Cheema
Nationality: India
Project title: Understanding the Protective Effect of Human Milk for Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) Through Host-Pathogen Interactions.
School: School of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Dr Simon Cameron

Partner Organisation: Human Milk Foundation

Charalampos Eleftheriadis
Scalable Heart-Rate-Variability Analysis for Individualized Secure Health Monitoring

Name: Charalampos Eleftheriadis 
Nationality: Greece
Project title: Scalable Heart-Rate-Variability Analysis for Individualized Secure Health Monitoring
School: School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Supervisor: Dr Georgios Karakonstantis

Partner Organisation:  B-Secur  

Abdul-Akim Guseinov
Understanding allosteric and biased GPCR signalling from computer simulations and mutagenesis

Name: Abdul-Akim Guseinov
Nationality: Russia
Project title: Understanding allosteric and biased GPCR signalling from computer simulations and mutagenesis

School: School of Pharmacy

Supervisor: Dr Irina Tikhonova

Partner Organisation: NQuiX

Achmad Himawan
Blood-free, microneedle-mediated, early diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Name: Achmad Himawan
Nationality: Indonesia
Project title: Blood-free, microneedle-mediated, early diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection
School: School of Pharmacy
Supervisor: Professor Ryan Donnelly

Partner Organisation: Johnson & Johnson

Anna Korelidou
3D printing and bioprinting strategies to treat coronary heart disease

Name: Anna Korelidou
Nationality: Greece
Project title: 3D printing and bioprinting strategies to treat coronary heart disease
School: School of Pharmacy
Supervisor: Dr Eneko Larrañeta

Partner Organisation: InnoUp Farma 

Leonid Kusmenko
Immersive Technologies to drive inclusion of disabled musicians

Name:  Leonid Kusmenko
Nationality: Russia
Project title: Immersive Technologies to drive inclusion of disabled musicians
School: School of Arts, English and Languages
Supervisor: Dr Franziska Schroeder

Partner Organisaton: Drake Music Northrn Ireland and Be Another Lab Barcelona

Morgan Mattingly
Expanding & Evolving Education Resources of Refugees: From Camp to Resettlement

Name: Morgan Mattingly
Nationality: USA
Project title: Expanding & Evolving Education Resources of Refugees: From Camp to Resettlement
School: School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work
Supervisor: Dr Alison MacKenzie

Partner Organisation: Africa House (NI)

Ivan Palmisano
Complex nanophotonics for a quantum internet

Name: Ivan Palmisano
Nationality: Italy
Project title: Complex nanophotonics for a quantum internet
School: School of Maths & Physics
Supervisor: Professor Mauro Paternostro

Partner Organisation: LightOn

José Pérez Tomás
Overcoming Enzyme Poisoning in Bioprocesses

Name: José Pérez Tomás
Nationality: Spain
Project title: Overcoming Enzyme Poisoning in Bioprocesses
School: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Marr

Partner Organisation: Almac

Sweta Pramanick
Tackling Productivity Questions: A Long-Run Perspective

Name: Sweta Pramanick
Nationality: India
Project title: Tackling Productivity Questions: A Long-Run Perspective
School: Queen's Management School
Supervisor: Philip Fliers

Partner Organisation: Central Bank of Ireland

Riddhi Salotra
Seaweed bioactives for livestock nutrition and methane mitigation

Name: Riddhi Salotra
Nationality: India
Project title: Seaweed bioactives for livestock nutrition and methane mitigation
School: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Supervisor: Dr Pamela Walsh

Partner Organisation: Teagasc 

Stanley Simoes
Fair AI for the Public Sector: Advancing the Technological Frontier

Name: Stanley Simoes
Nationality: India
Project title: Fair AI for the Public Sector: Advancing the Technological Frontier
School: School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Supervisor: Dr Deepak Padmanabhan

Partner Organisations: IBM Research 

Julia Volkmar
Dealing with the Past in a Digital Age: Oral History in Transition

Name: Julia Volkmar
Nationality: Germany
Project title: Dealing with the Past in a Digital Age: Oral History in Transition
School: School of Law
Supervisor: Dr Anna Bryson

Partner Organisations: British Library and Greek Oral History Association

Hangtian Zhou
Innovative Energy Saving Process for Advanced Manufacturing

Name: Hangtian Zhou
Nationality: China
Project title: Innovative Energy Saving Process for Advanced Manufacturing
School: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Supervisor: Dr Peter Martin

Partner Organisation: Maus GmbH

Contact Us

For any questions relating to the CITI-GENS Programme, please contact, CITI-GENS Project Coordinator Adele Ward on citigens@qub.ac.uk or 00 (44) 28 9097 3078.