Footsteps Fund support for Microbubbles
September 3, 2019 | Simon Jenkins
In 2018 a Direct Mail appeal encouraged our Footsteps Fund donors to support the pioneering work of Professor Steve Evans and the Leeds Microbubble Consortium.
Supported by alumni and friends of the University, the Footsteps Fund supports initiatives which enhance the student experience and provides scholarships to hundreds of students annually to enable them to take up their hard earned place at Leeds. The fund also helps our world-class researchers take the next vital steps towards extraordinary discoveries.
Donors responded generously to the appeal, contributing more than £115,000; the aim of the appeal had been to fund the work of a postdoctoral researcher, but this support was such that it enabled us to recruit two:
- One student is optimising the treatment strategy of using ultrasound to release drug-loaded bubbles directly at the source of the disease.
- A second student is working between medicine, computing and physics to help model infection systems which can combat antimicrobial resistance.
“I really want to thank Footsteps Fund donors for supporting our research into microbubbles,” says Professor Evans. “With this help we are taking great steps to achieving our vision.”