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Prof Carolyn Mountford – Neurochemical Dysregulation Changes How We Feel and Function

Professor Carolyn  Mountford is an Oxford Educated Biophysicist. She recently stepped down as CEO and Director of Research for Australia’s Translational Research Institute. Carolyn was awarded full Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School in 2011 and retains a position as NeuroScientist at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH and Harvard Medical …

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Prof Kristofer Thurecht: Molecular Imaging in Nanomedicine: New Approaches to Probe Mechanism and Efficacy of Polymer Drugs

Prof. Kristofer Thurecht graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2005 with a PhD in polymer chemistry. In 2007, Prof. Thurecht was simultaneously awarded a Ramsay Centenary Fellowship and 1851 Research Fellowship in the UK, and has since held both an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008) and an ARC Future Fellowship (2012). In 2015, …

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A/Prof Michelle James – Detecting and tracking immune responses in the brain and beyond using PET

Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Neurology, within the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS). She received her BS in pharmacology and organic chemistry at the University of Sydney, where she also earned her PhD in radiochemistry/pharmacology and was awarded the University Medal. For over fifteen years, Dr. James’s …

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Prof Gemma Figtree: Precision stratification of common cardiovascular syndromes- a role for advanced molecular imaging

Gemma Figtree is a Professor in Medicine at the University of Sydney. She co-leads the Cardiovascular Theme for Sydney Health Partners, a NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre and is the Chair of the University of Sydney’s multi-disciplinary Cardiovascular Initiative. Gemma completed her DPhil at Oxford University in 2002 supported by a Rhodes Scholarship …

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Prof John Hooper – A new radio-immuno agent for detection and treatment of pancreatic and ovarian cancer

Professor John Hooper is a Mater Foundation Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow at Mater Research. John leads the Cancer Cell Biology Research Group and is the author of over 70 publications with his research currently focused on understanding molecular mechanisms underlying cancer. John’s lab has a particular interest in aggressive malignancies, including cancers of …

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Prof Trent Woodruff – Therapeutic Modulation of Innate Immune-Mediated Inflammation during Neurodegeneration

Dr Woodruff is a Professor of Pharmacology who leads a research team aiming to find new therapeutic treatments for neurodegenerative disorders. Current therapies for these diseases are vastly inadequate, and so new research is needed to identify novel targets to slow or halt their progression. Prof Woodruff’s specific research revolves around the innate immune system …

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Prof Tanya Smith – Applications of Synchrotron Imaging for Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology

Evolution and the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University. She has previously held a professorship at Harvard University and fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Professor Smith explores the evolution and development of the human dentition. Teeth preserve remarkably faithful records …

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A/Prof Juliana Hamzah – Defeating pathological barrier to improve delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic agents

A/Prof. Juliana Hamzah is the Head of Laboratory Targeted Drug Delivery, Imaging and Therapy at the Harry Perkins Institute, and the appointed head of Institute’s Therapeutic Targeting Research Theme. She has over 12 years of research experience in developing targeted delivery technology platforms for imaging and treating diseases including cancer and atherosclerosis. Following the completion …

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A/Prof Xiaowei Wang – Molecular imaging and theranostics approaches for cardiovascular diseases

Associate Professor Xiaowei Wang is a cardiovascular researcher interested in using imaging technologies like ultrasound, MRI and CT to identify high-risk plaque in the arteries. She is also interested in developing targeted drug delivery methods without side effects to help people recover after a heart attack. Associate Professor Wang heads the Molecular Imaging and Theranostics …