The University of Manchester has taken on a world-leading academic Professor Kostas Kostarelos, a specialist in the growing field if nanomedicine.

Prof Kostarelos also brings to Manchester his Nanomedicine Laboratory, which generates very small materials to assist clinicians and is ranked among the top in the world.

His appointment, along with his 15-strong team of scientists, will help bring graphene closer to medicine with collaborations across the University and with its partner hospitals.

Professor Kostarelos trained as a chemical engineer and graduated from Imperial College London. He has held posts at the University of California in San Francisco, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre and Weill Medical College of Cornell University both in New York, Imperial College and University College London.