SPIRITUS: (06-16) A Monthly update from the Respiratory Technology team at the WIMR.

This is the June 2016 newsletter from the RespiTech Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

June has been a busy month for the RespiTech team. Firstly, the group had their first RespiTech wedding. PhD student Stewart Yeung married Chloe and the RespiTech team attended the marriage and celebrations. Congratulation guys! Later in the month, the Woolcock and RespiTech team celebrated the 2015-16 graduations of a number of its members including Sharon Davis, Mali Ghadiri and Yang Chen. Sadly, the group said farewell to Sergio Gualtieri and Elvira Pisano who have returned to Italy to complete their degrees. You are always welcome back guys!

Wedding Team RespiTech

Away from the office YY (Hui Xin Ong) was invited to give a Plenary Talk at the Sydney Surfaces And Soft Stuff (SASSY 2016) conference held at UNSW. Meanwhile Paul represented the Institute at the annual Sydney Research meeting while Daniela gave an invited seminar at SCELCE at the National University of Singapore.

As always, we give an update on the groups publications. This month Yang Chen had a paper accepted in AAPS Pharm Sci Tech. The paper titled “High-Speed Laser Image Analysis of Plume Angles for Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers: The Effect of Nozzle Geometry” is part of an ongoing collaboration with David Fletcher in Engineering and David Lewis’s team at Chiesi in the UK.

Next month sees numerous members of the group travelling overseas for meetings and conferences. Time for the Lego Scientists to pack their bags.