Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training


Connor Townsend


In 2018, I graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Chemistry. During the final year of my undergraduate degree, I undertook a research project looking at the synthesis of tetrazine-based molecules for use as tracers in Positron Emission Tomography. I also studied the optional module of ‘Molecular Imaging’, during which I learnt about a variety of imaging techniques. The course and project fascinated me, and I decided to continue in the field of medical imaging.
I chose this CDT for the opportunity to work in close proximity with students from many specialties, and I hope to develop my insight into medical imaging whilst working to create a useful and unique radiometal based imaging tracer.

Project: 214 - New chelators for versatile coordination of PET, SPECT and radiotherapeutic isotopes

Connor Townsend