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Professor Phil  Blower

Professor Phil Blower

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Professor of Imaging Chemistry and Head of Department of Imaging Chemistry and Biology

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  • Chemistry

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Since 2006 Phil Blower has been at King’s College London as Chair in Imaging Chemistry in the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are best summarised as “molecular imaging” mainly using inorganic chemistry tools. Most recently he has begun to focus on use of PET to study metallomics and in vivo cell tracking. As Head of the Imaging Chemistry and Biology Dept, he has built a large interdisciplinary research group with wide interests covering radiopharmaceutical chemistry and biology for PET, SPECT and radionuclide therapy, applying inorganic chemistry from all parts of the periodic table to nuclear medicine. He has published >180 peer-reviewed papers and supervised 33 successful PhD students. He played a leading role in setting up the new Chemistry Dept and its undergraduate programme at King’s in 2012 and served as its first interim Head. He has served on various peer review panels for international grant awarding bodies and journals and as Editor in Chief of Nuclear Medicine Communications. His path to this point followed a BA in Natural Sciences (Cambridge) and DPhil in Chemistry (Sussex), and postdoctoral experience in inorganic chemistry at Indiana University and Oxford University. His first academic post was a joint appointment (1987) at Kent and Canterbury Hospital (Radiopharmacy) and the University of Kent (Biosciences).