Tony Gee
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Tony Gee is Professor of PET and Radiochemistry in the Division of Imaging Sciences at King's College London and a visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. He obtained a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry at the University of Sussex (1985), and his PhD in Radiopharmaceutical Organic Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden (1991). Since then he has worked as the Director of PET Chemistry at the Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals Clinical PET centre, UMDS, London, and the Aarhus University Hospital PET Centre in Aarhus Denmark, before moving to GlaxoSmithKline to spearhead the use of PET imaging in drug discovery and development before moving to his current position at King's College.

He is a member of the following scientific boards: International Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, Chairman of the EANM Drug Development Group, RSC Radiopharmacy Group, Medical Imaging Probes & Biosensors for BioimagingUK. 

Research interests

A number of very active research projects are in progress including the development of rapid labelling synthetic techniques with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides, small molecule-protein / small molecule-membrane interactions, the design of PET imaging probes, and the understanding of in vivo pharmacology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Uppsala University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

Bachelor of Science, University of Sussex

Award Date: 1 Jan 1985

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