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Spark Showcase Event

Welcome to the SPaRK Research Showcase

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of the SPaRK cohort and learn more about the 20 individual research projects that have formed this unique interdisciplinary programme.

SPaRK is a Horizon2020 funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral training programme that has supported 20 interdisciplinary PhD students at Queen’s University Belfast.  The project commenced in May 2017 and most of our first cohort have completed their research with the second cohort due to complete by the end of 2021.  

This showcase will allow us to celebrate the achievments of the programme and the individual researchers.

Opening Address | 10am

Join the Spark Director, Professor Margaret Topping as we acknowledge the successes of the Spark cohort.


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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Session I 10.15AM

Hear from our researchers in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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During this session you will hear from the following researchers

10.15  Apolline Malevez Interior Spaces in Belgian Art and Architecture (1880-1914): Domesticity, Materiality and Intimacy 
10.20  Xi Wang Museum without Walls:  Access for All 
10.25  Homer Wagenaar Innovation and Incentives: The Patent System of the Netherlands, 1817-1869. 
10.30 Lucia Klencakova The role of educational providers in addressing intimate partner violence among youth in Northern Ireland  
10.35  Georges Moraitis The Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs and the Negotiation of International Law, 1842-1911 
10.40  Laura Wurm Speculation and trade in the long nineteenth century 
10.45  Chandril Ghosh Using data analytics and innovative research methodologies for the mapping of psychopathology

10.50am-11.00am We will take a short break before joining our researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at 11am

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences I 11AM

Hear from our researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences


11.00  Filippo Bertozzo Disease in the Early Cretaceous - A Comparitive Study of Iguanodon and Hadrosaur Paleopathology 
11.05 Giorgio Zicari Quantum machine learning in simulated linear-optics scenarios 
11.10 Deepak Singh Atomistic determination of the magnetic properties of perovskite nanoparticles for biomedical applications
11.15 Boris Odlozilik Biological effects of laser-accelerated ion bursts. 

11.20am- 11.30am -
A short break, join us at 11.30am to hear from our researchers in Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. 

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences I 11.30AM

Hear from our researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences


11.30 Shane O’Donnell Creative media as a vehicle for reduction of suicide risk in men 
11.35 Alvaro Carcamo Martinez Microneedle array patches for skin hyperthermia and enhanced intradermal drug delivery
11.40 Goncalo Rosas da Silva Assessing the utility of metabolite profiles of human serum, urine and saliva for determining dietary intake 
11.45 Hadeel Sulieman Development of advances protease inhibitor nanoformulations for human disease
11.50 Swati Kumar Identifying novel combination therapies for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma 
11.55 Adrian Juncos Bombin Development of a Nanomedicine in an Electrospun Patch for Wound Healing’ (NEW) 
12.00 Piangfan Naksukpaiboon Construction and Analysis of Cancer Specific Interaction Networks by Data Integration and Co-Expression Analysis in Colorectal Cancer 

12.05pm             C
losing Address and Highlights Video

12.15pm             End

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