Qi Guo

Qi Guo


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Research interests

Dr. Guo's research focuses on the development and application of mathematical techniques to study pathophysiology and therapeutic interventions with Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Her research interest particulary centered on the development of mathematical tools to reduce attrition in the discovery of novel PET probes and innovation in tracer quantification methods with a particular focus on imaging neuroinflammation in various diseases. 

Research interests (short)

Molecular imaging, PET, Imaging probe development, Biomathematical modelling, Neuroinflammation

Biographical details

Qi Guo is a postdoctoral scientist in the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, working in direct collaboration with Imanova Centre for Imaging Sciences and Imperial College London as an honorary research fellow. 

Dr. Guo received her undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering from Peking University, China. In 2006, she moved to the UK and started her training in PET imaging at the University of Oxford in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline’s Clinical Imaging Centre as a Dorothy Hodgkin scholar. She completed a DPhil in Biomedical Engineering in 2010 and received a UK Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Award to further develop her imaging skills. 

She has received a number of Young Investigators Awards from Brain and BrainPET meetings, and her scientific works have been cited in the highlights of the annual meetings of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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 Engineering, Improving the discovery of molecular imaging probes through biomathematical modelling, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Peking (Beijing) University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006


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