Centre for Inflammation Research

u-CARE exhibit accepted to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

The u-CARE research group, which sits within the Centre for Inflammation Research, has been selected for a prestigious exhibition place at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition (SSE) in London.

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

“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 DhaliwalProfessor of Molecular Imaging and Healthcare Technology at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

The u-CARE project a multidisciplinary project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is investigating the use of deep ultraviolet light for the ultra-precise resection of tissue, for example in brain cancer and, in the future, using their technology to deliver treatments to specific targeted areas within the body. It involves engineers and physical scientists in collaboration with clinicians and biomedical scientists, using cutting edge techniques in laser physics to develop smaller and more robust technolgies.

Illustration of fibre optic cables

The activities being taken to the SSE include custom-built, hands-on activities and visualisations of the project. 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.

u-CARE is a collaborative project between the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Bath.


uCARE website

Royal Society page

Kev Dhaliwal's research profile