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Biography

Max’s research focuses on the development of radiolabelled probes for PET and SPECT imaging and the pre-clinical models required to identify, characterise and optimise them. He obtained a BSc in Biochemistry with Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Kent in 2002, where in his final year he was awarded a Wellcome Trust bursary to work in the laboratory of Prof. Philip Blower, who introduced him to the wonderful world of Molecular Imaging. Following on from his undergraduate studies, in 2006 he gained an MSc by Research in Biochemistry also from the University of Kent. In 2012 he received a PhD in Molecular Imaging from King’s College London under the supervision of Dr Richard Southworth, where his research focused on assessing novel PET radiotracers for detecting hypoxic myocardium. Since 2012 Max has held a Research Associate position at the Division of Infectious Diseases, jointly in the laboratories of Profs. Michael Malim and Stuart Neil. He is currently working to develop radiotracers for imaging sites of HIV-1 replication in patients.