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The Wellcome Trust and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)  awarded King’s College London funding for a new UK Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering.

The Centre for Medical Engineering at King’s College London focuses on the science and engineering of medical imaging. The UK is strong in medical imaging, with the Centre hosting the largest research group in this area in Europe.

Professor Reza Razavi is the Director of the Centre for Medical Engineering. He also has a wider research strategy role as Vice-President & Vice-Principal (Research) at King’s College London, and as Director of Research at King’s Health Partners.

The  Department of Neuroimaging at the IoPPN is responsible for the neuro-imaging component of the centre; this work is led by Professor Steve Williams.

The Centre combines fundamental research in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing, and chemistry with medicine and biomedical research. The 400 inter-disciplinary scientists in the Centre are transforming the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and will deliver exceptional research.

Our ultimate aim is to improve the care and outcomes of patients with neurological, cardiovascular and oncological conditions.

The Centre will:

  • Provide the enabling infrastructure needed to deliver strong, grant-funded underpinning research
  • Ensure that research is focused on important clinical and biological questions
  • Facilitate the clinical and commercial translation of successful research and technological developments
  • Engage public and patients with the research of the centre and its clinical significance

The plans for the Centre for the next five years will cover three Clinical Challenges:

  • Improving long-term neurological outcomes of sick infants and children
  • Improving outcomes of patients with chronic cardiac conditions
  • Improving the care of patients with cancer with better stratification and improved treatment selection, as well as identifying ineffective treatments early so they can be changed

For further information please visit the  Centre website or email

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