Time and Place: Thu, 26 Feb 2015, 19:30, Kings Head and Bell (King Charles Room)
Presenter: William Trigg (GE Healthcare)
William Trigg is currently a Project Leader in the Life Sciences Business within GE Healthcare leading projects in the development of novel PET tracers for brain imaging. He has worked in the pharma/diagnostic industry for 17 years after gaining a degree in Pharmacology and Chemistry from Sheffield University and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Bath. He has published 19 papers on Chemistry, Radiochemistry and imaging and has made more than 10 patent applications in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic area.
Title: Looking inside the brain
The human brain is the most complex structure in the known universe and for many years the only way to study the brain was to take it out of the person which has severe consequences for its owner! Given the increasingly ageing population, the prevalence of brain disease and particularly neurodegenerative disease is an increasing problem for society and has fed the need for non-invasive techniques to study the brain’s structure and function. Here I will introduce the techniques used to study the brain in the clinic and in the research setting with a focus on molecular imaging.