Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training


Matthew Farleigh


In 2017 I graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc honours degree in Chemistry. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I undertook several research projects under the joint supervision of Dr Lee Higham, and Dr Andrew Pike. Whilst conducting my research, I became fascinated with medical imaging, specifically the design and synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals for use as imaging probes. During my final year, I wrote a literature review entitled ‘The Role of 99mTc in Medical Imaging’.

Whilst at the CDT I hope to make the most of the resources available, as well as the knowledge and experience of its staff and my fellow students alike.

Project: Increasing radioactive payload at peptide receptors in diseased tissue: bifunctional dendritic chelators for complexing radioactive metal ions

Matthew Farleigh