Michelle Ma
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Research interests

My group's research focusses on developing and applying chemistry for molecular imaging and systemic targeted radiotherapy. We are particularly interested in incorporating radioactive metals into biomolecules that target cell-surface receptors of cancer cells. These radiolabelled biomolecules enable whole body diagnostic molecular imaging of cancer using PET or SPECT imaging, or alternatively, deliver a cytotoxic/radiotherapeutic dose of radiation to diseased cells.

Our research spans basic chemical research (chelator synthesis, inorganic chemistry, radiochemistry), application of new and existing chemistry to develop new radiolabelled agents, and preclinical research in which we test new radiolabelled agents in biological models of disease. We collaborate with a range of academic, industry and clinical partners.

For more information about myself, my research background and opportunities to work or collaborate with my group, see the following links:

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2018/03/08/international-womens-day-reflections-from-women-in-science/

http://soapboxscience.org/?p=1899

http://www.imagingcdt.com/research/supervisors/michelle-ma

https://wellcome.ac.uk/what-we-do/case-studies/michelle-ma

Alternatively, feel free to email me: michelle.ma@kcl.ac.uk

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 Philosophy, Coordination of Transition Metals to Peptides, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

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