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Alicia El Haj | Deputy Director, Research Programme

Professor of Cell Engineering Institute of Science & Technology in Medicine Keele University

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Alicia J El Haj received an MSc from Manchester and a PhD from Aberdeen. Following two postdoctoral positions in Medical and Veterinary Schools in Belfast and London, she took up a lectureship at Birmingham in 1989. In 1997, she moved to Keele University to develop and expand research in cell engineering as part of a new joint Medical School between Manchester and Keele. Appointed to Research Director, she was instrumental in forming and expanding the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine. Prof El Haj is now holding the position of Chair in Cell Engineering and is Theme Lead for Bioengineering & Therapeutics. The Institute, based on campus, at the UHNS and the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital has been rated 5A - 5* in the past 3 RAEs. The Institute research programme is at the clinical interface, with ACI ongoing, and more stem cell treatments planned in orthopaedic repair. Her research is in the field of bone cell transduction of physical processes and translating this research into connective tissue engineering and regenerative medicine funded by the BBSRC, EPSRC, Welcome and EU with extensive publications in the field. She is President of the UK Cell and Tissue Engineering Society and Member of the IFMBE Working Group for Cellular Engineering.

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