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Miss Michelle Bailey

PhD student

 (Streatham) 7467

 01392 727467



Michelle completed her MPhys undergraduate masters degree at the University of Exeter in 2017, with research in Biophysics, studying the diffusion of polymers through gels and cartilage.  

Now Michelle is working on her PhD under Prof. Francesca Palombo and Prof. Nick Stone in the BioSpec team within the Biophysics group at the University of Exeter. She uses Brillouin microscopy to assess the micromechanical properties of tissues and tissue phantoms, with particular interest in the Biomedical applications of the technique to Oesophageal cancer. 


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  • 2017 - Pres.     Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD) - University of Exeter
  • 2013 - 2017     Master of Physics (MPhys Hons.) - University of Exeter

Conferences and Invited Talks

  • Brillouin microscopy to explore the viscoelastic behaviour of tissue phantoms, 3rd BioBrillouin conference, Porto, Portugal (25/09/2019 - 26/09/2019) (Talk)
  • Brillouin imaging to probe the micromechanical properties of tissue phantoms, IONS conference, Exeter, UK (09/07/19 - 12/07/19) (Talk)
  • Brillouin microscopy to probe the micromechanics of tissue phantoms, Physics and Biological systems, Gif-sur-Yvette (22/10/2018 - 24/10/2018) (Invited Talk)
  • Micromechanical properties of tissue phantoms probed by Brillouin microscopy, 2nd BioBrillouin meeting, Perugia (11/09/2018 - 14/09/2018) (Poster Presentation)


Funding and Awards

  • £20 - Poster prize - International Day of Light poster competition, University of Exeter (05/2019)
  • €800 - COST Action CA16124 - Short Term Scientific Mission - for a research stay at the University of Perugia, Italy (Awarded April 2019)
  • £20 - Best presentation – EMPS PGR conference, University of Exeter (01/2019)
  • €100 - Best poster award - 2nd BioBrillouin conference, Perugia (11/09/2018 - 14/09/2018)  
  • €1930 - COST Action CA16124 - Short Term Scientific Mission - for an 1 month research stay at the University of Perugia, Italy (Awarded March 2018)


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