Professor Franklin Aigbirhio
Professor Franklin Aigbirhio is the Director of PET Chemistry, Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the development and application of molecular imaging probes, in particular for the in vivo imaging technique of positron emission tomography. His research objectives are to design, develop and apply imaging probes that are specific and selective to biological markers and are sensitive to biochemical changes associated with disease mechanisms. In addition he researches novel radiosynthetic methods with an objective of 1) developing rapid and efficient methods for the regular preparation of radiopharmaceuticals and 2) facilitating the discovery of new chemical entities for imaging.