Friday 26 April saw the official launch event of the new EPSRC CDT in Smart Medical Imaging at King’s College London and Imperial College London.

Prof Julia Schnabel explains the new smart medical imaging focus of the CDT

The new CDT seeks to train the next generation of medical imaging experts and, through its research, build smart new technologies into the entire medical imaging process. Bringing together King’s and Imperial in a unique partnership, the new CDT is supported by a variety of external industry and academic partners.

The launch event at Bush House saw presentations from the CDT Directors, Advisory Board members, students, alumni and senior academics from both King’s and Imperial. Prof Sir Robert Lechler, Provost & Senior Vice-President for Health at King’s College London and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners, officially opened the CDT and the event was followed by a drinks reception.

Prof Nick Long introduces Kate Reading from the EPSRC

Other speakers included:

  • Prof Julia Schnabel, CDT Director (King’s)
  • Prof Nick Long, CDT Deputy Director (Imperial)
  • Advisory Board members who discussed the 4 new scientific themes and vision of the CDT
    • Prof Nicholas Ayache, INRIA: AI-enabled Imaging
    • Dr Christopher Foley, GE Healthcare: Smart Imaging Probes
    • Dr Catherine Kelly, Perspectum Diagnostics: Emerging Imaging
    • Dr Phil Murphy, GSK: Affordable Imaging
    • Dr Jeffrey Tsao, Merck: From smart imaging scientists to next-gen leaders
  • Bella Spencer, CDT Public Engagement Officer, and Peter Gawne, CDT student, who discussed the importance of Public Engagement, as well as the opportunities available to CDT students
  • Rhiannon Evans, CDT student, who discussed research highlights from her PhD project
  • Dr Esther Puyol, CDT alumna, who discussed her training experience while at the CDT
  • Kate Reading, EPSRC
  • Prof Sebastien Ourselin, Head of the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s
  • Prof Reza Razavi, Vice-President & Vice-Principal for Research & Innovation at King’s and Director of Research at King’s Health Partners
  • Prof Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost for Research & Enterprise at Imperial
Prof Sir Robert Lechler officially opens the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging at King’s College London and Imperial College London