CoSeC Impact Award 2021: Case Studies
08 Oct 2021



The four top-placed winning applications are now available as case studies

composite of 1st to 4th placed winners of the CoSeC Impact Award 2021





Ryan.pngAt the time of being awarded the title of overall winner of the CoSeC Impact Award (2021) Ryan Warr 
was a 3rd-year PhD student in the Henry Moseley X-ray 
Imaging Facility at the University of Manchester. Ryan's research concerns the advancement of Spectral X-ray Computed Tomography imaging techniques, and his  application described how his research, enabled through the Collaborative Computational Project for Tomographic Imaging (CCPi),  aids the precise identification, visualisation and analysis of materials, enabling advanced imaging across fields including medical imaging, geology and security scanning.



Dr. Antoni Wrobel, a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Steve Gamblin’s lab at The Francis Crick Institute, London, won 2nd  ​place for his work on SARS-CoV-2. Antoni's application described how his research into the structure and function of the spike protein of the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, was enabled by being a part of the Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallographic and Electron Cryo-Microscopic CCPs (CCP4 and CCP-EM respectively).

Dr. Wrobel's work continues to contribute to increasing an understanding of the origin of the pandemic and the importance of newly emerging variants, and their potential impact on the human population.   


Palak_cropped.pngDr. Palak Wadhwa - formerly of the University of Leeds and Invicro (London), won joint 3rd-place  for her research contributions to medical imaging software. Palak’s application described how attending workshops and hackathons organised by the CCP in Synergistic Reconstruction for Biomedical Imaging (CCP SyneRBI) enabled her research to make a significant addition to medical imaging software, which contributes to the combination of two scanning methods, leading to a reduction in the dose of radiation received from repeated scans. Ultimately, this could lead to an increase in the early diagnosis of diseases in vulnerable patient groups including pregnant women and babies.    CoSeC_casestudy_PW_2021.pdf

angela-headshot.png Angela Harper, a 3rd year PhD student in the Physics Department at the University of Cambridge, won joint 3rd-place for her work on bringing the computational expertise of theoretical physicists using atomistic modelling methods and software developed within the CCP in Electronic Structure (CCP9), to not only experimental chemists, but to the wider community. This accelerates both discovery and identification of industrially relevant and new materials using computational methods, thereby reducing the costs, energy and time involved in conducting large-scale experimental studies.    ​CoSeC_casestudy_AH_2021.pdf






Contact: Geatches, Dawn (STFC,DL,SC)