Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training


Joseph Downey


I recently graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Chemistry. During my Master's project I successfully worked to develop some model reactions for Carbon-11 radiolabelling for PET imaging purposes. This project served as a good introduction to the field of medical imaging and with this CDT I look forward to further work in this important field. My main interests are in PET tracer synthesis, and the development of new synthetic methods. I hope that during my PhD I will be able to develop both my skills as a chemist and also as a researcher involved in a truly interdisciplinary area of study.

Project: New routes to carbon-11 based molecular imaging agents for in vivo PET imaging

Joseph Downey