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BEE ARTS COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY RESEARCHED AND DEVELOPED THE ARTISTIC POSSIBILITIES FOR A NEW WORK BASED ON THE NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS OF BREATH. THIS PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE WELLCOME TRUST.

AUGUST 2009 - MARCH 2010

Inside of the PTR-MS machineO

WHO IS INVOLVED?


Terry Braun

Terry Braun is a BAFTA award-winning TV / Multimedia producer, with over 20 years experience directing/producing for TV. His broadcasting experience is coupled with 19 years at the forefront of multimedia creation, including productions for CD-Roms, the Internet and a wide spectrum of installations for museums and galleries. Terry is currently planning a major Climate Change project called No Shelter from the Storm, funded by an R&D award from Arts Council England and supported by the British Antarctic Survey: www.braunarts.com/noshelter/



Gabi Braun

Gabi Braun is an award-winning multi media producer also working as a composer and sound designer. She has composed for museum installations, dance theatre, online games and concerts, and has created multimedia works for 3D sound installations, cd-rom and the internet. Gabi has also co-written a music education series for Channel4.



Margaret O'Hara

Margaret O'Hara is currently an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. She was previously a Research Physicist in the Radiotherapy Department of University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham and gained her doctorate as a Graduate Student undertaking Medical Physics Research with the Molecular Physics Group at the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Birmingham.

Margaret is an exceptional communicator of science having honed her skills teaching in schools in Scotland and Botswana and has published in journals and for conferences.



Arpad Ray

Arpad Ray is an experienced software developer and consultant who works mostly with web technologies. He studied Computer Science at London's City University and is a contributor to several Open Source software projects including the phenomenally successful PHP.

Arpad's recent work includes the technical leadership of the team building the new Five.tv and speaking on security at the PHPNW conference.



Chris Mayhew

Chris Mayhew has been leading the Molecular Physics Group at the University of Birmingham since 1990. The Group's research is directed towards the study of the reactions of electrons and ions with neutral molecules at low energies. As well as its fundamental aspects, the research has important applications to the physics and chemistry of naturally occurring plasmas (e.g. the terrestrial atmosphere), industrial plasmas (e.g. surface etchant plasmas), and pollutant monitoring.



Philip Brown

Philip Brown has been studying for a Physics PhD at The University of Birmingham for one and a half years and has worked as part of the Molecular Physics group for this time.  Before this he studied at Birmingham for his undergraduate degree in Physics.  Philip's research is focused toward using proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry as an application in breath analysis. This involves sampling breath from patients, as well as the fundamental study of ion molecule reactions in a proton transfer reaction mass spectrometer.