April 4th-5th, 12th International Symposium Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease Symposium Christina Warboys gave a talk on ‘Inhibition of β-catenin-dependent transcription alters responses of disturbed flow in human aortic endothelial cells.’ Mehwish Arshad, Marta Dazzi, Mean Ghim and Zach Pang present their work in the form of a poster presentation.


November 7th, Imaging Sciences Divisional Symposium, King’s College London Marta Dazzi presents a poster on MR Imaging of plasma macromolecule uptake by the arterial wall.


September 12th-14th, Biomedical Imaging CDT conference, University of Oxford Marta Dazzi gives a talk on in vivo imaging of plasma macromolecule uptake by the artery wall at St John’s College, Oxford. csk6xi6wgaaxpbu

September 5th-6th, MEIBioeng16 University of Oxford – Mean Ghim presented a poster ‘Visualisation of three pathways for macromolecule transport across cultured endothelium and their modification by flow’.

Ethan Rowland gave a talk titled ‘Estimating arterial strain from endothelial cell nuclear spacing’.FullSizeRender

June 23rd-24th, Krakow, Poland– Peter Sowinski was invited to give a talk at the International Conference on Biotechnology And Welfare In Animal Science on ‘The role, tasks and responsibility of designated veterinarian in the light of new European DIRECTIVE 2010/63’.

May 2nd-3rd 11th International Symposium Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease Symposium, Atlanta, GA USAPeter Weinberg gave a talk on ‘Visualisation of Three pathways for Macromolecule Transport across cultured Endothelium and their Modification by Flow’.

Eleni Bazigou, Emma Bailey, Zahra Mohri and Yumnah Mohamied presented posters.

February 12th-14th– Peter Weinberg gave a talk entitled “Visualization of three pathways for macromolecule transport across cultured endothelium and their modification by flow” at the 8th International Bio-Fluid Symposium, Pasadena, California.


October 24th-26th– Peter Sowinski was invited by the Polish Veterinary Specialisation Committee to teach as part of the Use and Pathology of the Laboratory Animals course at the National Veterinary Postgraduate Training Centre, Poland.

September 7-8th, MEIBioeng15 Leeds, UK– Eleni Bazigou gave a talk titled “Effect of altered blood flow on arterial permeability in immature and mature rabbits”. Yean Chooi gave a talk titled “Smooth muscle tone-dependent hydraulic conductance of aortic media”. Zahra Mohri gave a talk titled “Haemodynamic wall shear stress, wall permeability and lesion frequency in the mouse aortic arch-role of PECAM-1”. Emma Bailey presented a poster.

August 30th- September 4th, Computational Fluid Dynamics in Medicine and Biology II, Albufeira, Portugal– Peter Weinberg gave an invited talk titled A Novel Method to Study Permeability of Endothelium Chronically Exposed to Different Shear Stresses In Vitro”

July 6-9th European Society of Biomechanics Congress, Prague, Czech Republic– Peter Weinberg gave a perspective talk titled “Evidence that Atherosclerosis is Triggered by Multidirectional near wall flow”



Congratulations to Dr. Yumnah Mohamied for successfully passing her PhD on multi-directional near-wall flow and its spatial correlation with atherosclerosis!


Mean Ghim won best poster presentation award at the MEIBioeng16 conference, University of Oxford. Well done Mean!


Congratulations to Dr. Mean Ghim on successfully passing his PhD viva!



Congratulations to Dr. Yean Chooi and Dr. Ethan Rowland on passing their PhD vivas!

Emma Bailey was one of 5 finalists for the Imperial College Post Doc Reps award 2015. She was presented with a certificate from the Provost.


Congratulations to Professor Weinberg who has been given a President’s award for Research Supervision 2014. The award celebrates and acknowledges staff who are considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of research supervision.


Fraser K.H., Tang M., Weinberg P.D. (2017) “Ultrasound imaging velocimetry with interleaved images for improved pulsatile arterial flow measurements: a new correction method, experimental and in vivo validation.”  Journal of the Royal Society Interface doi: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0761


Mohamied Y., Sherwin S.J., Weinberg P.D. (2016) “Understanding the fluid mechanics behind transverse wall shear stress.” Journal of Biomechanics doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.11.035.

Chooi K.Y., Comerford A., Sherwin S.J., Weinberg P.D. (2016) “Intimal and medial contributions to the hydraulic resistance of the arterial wall at different pressures: a combined computational and experimental study” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, ISSN: 1742-5689

Chooi K.Y., Comerford A., Cremers S.J., Weinberg P.D. (2016) “Role of endothelial permeability hotspots and endothelial mitosis in determining age-related patterns of macromolecule uptake by the rabbit aortic wall near branch points” Atherosclerosis, Vol: 250, Pages: 77-83


Leow, C.H., Bazigou, E., Eckersley, R.J., Yu, C.H.Y., Weinberg, P.D. and Tang, M-X. (2015) “Flow velocity mapping using high frame-rate plane wave ultrasound and microbubble contrast agents” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology; 41:2913-2925. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.06.012.

Rowland, E.M., Mohamied, Y., Chooi, K.Y., Bailey, E.L., Weinberg, P.D (2015). “Comparison of statistical methods for assessing spatial correlations between maps of different arterial properities”. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. doi:10.1115/1.4031119.

Bailey, E.L., Bazigou, E., Sowinski, P.S.J., Weinberg, P.D (2015). “Mass transport properties of the rabbit aortic wall”.  PLoS one. 10(3):e0120363. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120363.

Comerford, A., Chooi, K.Y., Nowak, M., Weinberg, P.D. and Sherwin, S. J. (2015) “A combined numerical and experimental framework for determining permeability properties of the arterial media” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 14:297-313.

Dr Yumnah Mohamied talked about fluid mechanics on BBC radio 4 today show on 24th November 2016. Listen to it here at 1:40:30.

Dr Zahra Mohri was featured on the British Heart Foundation’s facebook page to celebrate International Women’s Day – March 2015

Peter Vincent’s CFD simulations were featured as part of Michael Moseley’s blood programme on the BBC! Watch it here….pay particular attention approx. 28 mins into the programme.



The Weinberg group (past and present) had an exciting Christmas outing at Laser Quest!



Prof. Weinberg and his group (Zahra, Ethan, Marta) successfully completed the 2016 London to Brighton bike ride!IMG_3672