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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 UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI), which is a new multidisciplinary research centre for experimental imaging.  The Centre now hosts ten state-of-the-art imaging modalities: MRI, photoacoustic imaging, ultrasound, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, PET and SPECT/CT as well as confocal endoscopy, optical projection tomography and light sheet imaging.  Mark has been awarded £35 million for his programme of research and leads a group of 40 researchers. Mark has a long-standing track record in the development and application of biomedical imaging techniques and has published over 150 papers including publications in Nature, Nature Medicine and The Lancet.  He is Co-Director of the UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Imaging.


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

In 2013 Mark was elected a Fellow of the British Science Association for his work in science and society and he has received the Davies Medal for a significant contribution to imaging science. During Mark’s time as Director of the Cheltenham Science Festival, it has become one of the largest science festivals in the world, and he has given over 200 invited public lectures, and regular presents programmes on radio and television.

Mark Lythgoe Public Engagement: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cabi/publicengagement

Cheltenham Science Festival:  http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science

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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