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Prof Mark Lythgoe
Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging
72 Huntley Street
  • Professor of Biomedical Imaging
  • Metabolism & Experi Therapeutics
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Research Summary

Prof. Mark Lythgoe is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI) at UCL, which is a new multidisciplinary research centre for experimental imaging. The Centre now hosts 10 state-of-the-art imaging modalities and 50 researchers. Mark has been appointed as Chair of the new Imaging Centre at the Francis Crick Institute to develop a joint world-class imaging facility.


Mark has a long-standing track record in the development and application of biomedical imaging techniques and has been awarded £43 million for his collaborative programme of imaging research. He has published over 200 papers including publications in Nature, Nature Photonics, Nature Medicine and The Lancet. Mark has translated his research findings into clinical radiological practice and established a training programme with University College Hospital in biomedical imaging. He founded the UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging, which graduates around 15 students each year, and is co-Director of the programme. 


Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging:  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cabi/


During Mark’s tenure as Director of the Cheltenham Science Festival, it has become one of the largest science festivals in the world. In 2013 Mark has received the Davies Medal for a significant contribution to the field of imaging science. For his contribution to communicating science, Mark was made a Fellow of the British Science Association and has received a Biosciences Federation Science Communication Award. In 2015 Mark received an Alumni Achievement Award, which is given to the University of Salford’s most notable and successful graduates.


Academic Background
1999 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Biophysics University College London
1993 MSc Master of Science – Behavioural Sciences University of Surrey
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