A new research group has been initiated headed by Professor Ara Darzi – the Medical Media and Design Laboratory (MMDL). This group will study and redefine the way that new digital media is used in healthcare. It will develop and innovate within the technological fields of web science, the online metaverse, serious games and human interface technologies. Its focus will be on the development of novel on line technologies and how they may be best utilised for professional and public health education, medical innovation and service delivery. Further information from Dave Taylor, Programme Lead, Virtual Worlds and Medical Media.