IMSR Seminar Series: Philip Blower

Location
N143 (IBR Seminar room)
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Medical and Dental Sciences
Dates
Friday 26th January 2018 (13:00-14:00)
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All welcome.  No registration required.

IMSR Seminar Series – Research Seminar 

Philip Blower

 

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“Inorganic chemistry for molecular imaging: the sodium/iodide symporter, thyroid disease and cell tracking”

Since 2006 Phil Blower has been at King’s College London as Professor of Imaging Chemistry in the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are best summarised as “molecular imaging” mainly using inorganic chemistry tools. As Head of the Imaging Chemistry and Biology Dept., he has built a large interdisciplinary research group with wide interests covering radiopharmaceutical chemistry and biology for PET, SPECT and radionuclide therapy, applying inorganic chemistry from all parts of the periodic table to nuclear medicine. He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers and supervised over 30 successful PhD students. He led the setting up of the new Chemistry Division and its undergraduate programme at King’s in 2012 and served as its first interim Head. He has served on various peer review panels for international grant awarding bodies and journals and as Editor in Chief of Nuclear Medicine Communications. His path to this point followed a BA in Natural Sciences (Cambridge), DPhil in Chemistry (Sussex), and postdoctoral experience in inorganic chemistry at Indiana University and Oxford University. His first academic post was a joint appointment at Kent and Canterbury Hospital (Radiopharmacy) and the University of Kent (Biosciences), where he combined the two roles to develop a number of new radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and therapy, including the earliest clinical evaluation of Re-186 and Re-188 targeted therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals and pioneering use of copper radionuclides for PET.