Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training


Hannah Perry


I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2016, with a Master's degree in Chemistry. There, I developed a keen interest in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and went on to use NMR in my final year project to characterise ionic liquid systems. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Medical Imaging has allowed me to transfer my skills in NMR to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and other medical imaging techniques. We are currently focused on developing gold nanoparticle-based MRI contrast agents capable of combined imaging and therapy of cancer. I use a clinical MRI scanner at St Thomas' hospital to investigate the performance of our novel contrast agents and I use the tissue culture facility at Imperial College London to determine their uptake by and toxicity to different cell lines. I plan to study the therapeutic application of our contrast agents in the near future.

Project: Functionalised Nanoparticles for Theranostics

Hannah Perry