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Read more at: Prof Franklin Aigbirhio amongst the new Fellows announced by the Academy of Medical Sciences for 2021

Prof Franklin Aigbirhio amongst the new Fellows announced by the Academy of Medical Sciences for 2021

17 May 2021

Prof Franklin Aigbirhio has been elected as one of the 50 scientists inducted into the academy of Medical Sciences in 2021. Professor Dame Anne Johnson, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said, "The new Fellows have been selected for their exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical science through...


Read more at: Latest publication, focussing on imaging Tau pathology.

Latest publication, focussing on imaging Tau pathology.

16 April 2021

Our most recent paper has been published, "Synthesis and Assessment of Novel Probes for Imaging Tau Pathology in Transgenic Mouse and Rat Models". This is a multi Cambridge group collaboration project which has been published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Abstract: Aggregated tau protein is a core pathology present in...


Read more at: Latest addition to the MICL team
Latest addition to the MICL team

Latest addition to the MICL team

3 February 2021

This month we welcome our newest addition to the MICL team, a electric Renault Kangoo van. This will be used to transport our radionuclides around the research campus to support our ongoing PET projects whilst minimising decay and being environmentally friendly.


Read more at: First-in-Human Clinical Trial for Primary Aldosteronism

First-in-Human Clinical Trial for Primary Aldosteronism

14 September 2020

The first clinical study involving a First-Time-in-Human trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product performed under the auspice of the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit has recently been initiated by a project team led by Franklin Aigbirhio (WBIC) and Mark Gurnell (Institute of Metabolic Science) and researchers from...


Read more at: ChemMedChem Hot Topics: Imaging & Radiopharmaceuticals

ChemMedChem Hot Topics: Imaging & Radiopharmaceuticals

27 July 2020

Our publication on Chemistry of novel TSPO radiotracer GE387 developed in the group has been selected for Special Collection of ChemMedChem journal on Imaging and Radiochemistry and will be available as open access until the end of August from the ChemMedChem website. This work was started through graduate studies of our...


Read more at: Statement from the University BAME Network regarding Black Lives Matter protests

Statement from the University BAME Network regarding Black Lives Matter protests

17 June 2020

Please find below a link to a statement from the University BAME Staff Network regarding Black Lives Matter protests: https://www.cam.ac.uk/notices/news/statement-from-the-black-asian-and-minority-ethnic-staff-network


Read more at: ARUK Pilot Project Grant Funded

ARUK Pilot Project Grant Funded

18 May 2020

Dr Stephen Thompson and Dr Nisha Kuzhuppilly Ramakrishnan have been awarded a Pilot Project Grant by Alzheimer’s Research UK’s East Network. They will be investigating new methods for getting PET radiotracers into the brain, in an effort to expand the range of agents which can be used to understand neurodegenerative...


Read more at: Paper Accepted in RSC Chemical Science Journal

Paper Accepted in RSC Chemical Science Journal

11 May 2020

Dr. Yanyan Zhao and MICL former member Dr. Ole Tietz have recently had their manuscript accepted for publication in RSC Chemical Science. The work features new tau oligomeric fluorescent imaging probe pTP-TFE (OT049) developed at the MICL . The new probe has great potential as a PET imaging agent for early stages of...


Read more at: Paper accpeted in Special Issue of the Synthesis journal

Paper accpeted in Special Issue of the Synthesis journal

25 October 2019

The improvement of the radiosynthesis of the fluorine-18 analogue ADAM used for the PET imagining of the serotonin transporter in the brain has recently been accepted for the publication in the Special Issue of the Synthesis journal. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0039-1690522?issue=10...


Read more at: Prize for best presentation at the UK PET Chemistry meeting - Manchester

Prize for best presentation at the UK PET Chemistry meeting - Manchester

20 September 2019

Selena Milicevic-Sephton, Matthew Hird and Stephen Thompson from the MICL, and Rita Tembo from the RPU attended the UK PET Chemistry meeting held in Manchester on the 9 th of September 2019. Stephen won the prize for “Best Oral Presentation” for his presentation titled: “ A novel imaging probe with selectivity for tau-...