Proteus is an EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC), which is considered to be internationally-leading in the field of disruptive sensing healthcare systems and collaboration ethos.
Proteus was launched in October 2013 and consists of three collaborating institutions: the University of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt University and the University of Bath.
Our multidisciplinary team is delivering a transformative fibre-based point-of-care sensing device, which will lead to significant healthcare improvement through rapid point-of-care diagnosis, patient stratification and personalised drug therapy. The team is comprised of the Project Director, 12 Co-Investigators, 18 postdoctoral researchers, plus support staff (Project Manager, Clinical Project Manager, Engagement Strategist, Business Development Executive etc.). In addition there are over 20 PhD students associated with the project.
In order to break-down traditional barriers between the physical and biomedical and clinical sciences, and deliver major advances in healthcare, we are creating a new generation of physical scientists and engineers who have a translational agenda and mind-set. This has been facilitated by the setting up of an Interdisciplinary Hub, more details of which can be found here. This is the home for the core team of physical scientists, biomedical and clinical scientist and support staff.
The overall project structure is illustrated in the diagram below: