Alfred Cuschieri

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Chief Scientific Advisor


Alfred Cuschieri is Professor of Surgery at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Institute of Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT). Previously he was Professor and Head of Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee. His research interests include minimal access therapy, endoscopic surgery, technology and micro-robotics, ergonomics, nanotechnology and nanoscience and virtual/augmented reality systems for skills training. Alfred Cuschieri is the European Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Endoscopy and serves on the Editorial Board of 10 other peer review journals.


  1. Surgical Technology for MAS (Minimal Access Surgery)
  2. Robotics
  3. Image Display Technology
  4. Ergonomics
  5. Molecular Imaging/Molecular Imprint Polymers, Quantum Dots
  6. Nanobiotechnology

PhD supervision

Keith Johnston

Completion Date: August 2016

Thesis Title: “Cavitation Control with an Application in Biomedical Sciences”

Stuart Coleman

Completion Date: January 2017

Thesis Title: “Hydrodynamic Propulsion of Colonoscopic Micro-robots”

Andrew Brown

Completion Date - January 2014

Thesis Title: “Automated Laparoscopic Tissue Grasper to Detect and Inhibit Slip”

Dun Liu

Completion Date – December, 2012

Thesis Title: “Enhanced Cell Poration by Carbon Nanotubes

Group members

  • Mr. Duncan S Martin
  • Dr. Daniel Melling
  • Dr. Luigi Manfredi
  • Mr. Stuart A Coleman

Lectures and conferences

11th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery 2013

November 21st – 24th, 2013

Title of presentation: “Disruptive Technologies for Minimal Access Surgery”

International Workshop on “Advanced Digestive Surgery” Centennial Celebration

October 30th – November 1st, 2013

Title of presentation: “Nature, benefits and misuse of minimal access surgery”

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

October 5th – 8th,2013

No presentation given, only meetings and seminar sessions attended and moderated.


Surgical Skills Courses