Molecular Imaging Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Hull

Dr. Benjamin Burke is a scientist who's research overlaps chemistry and biology by developing imaging agents for medical diagnosis. His work is focused on the chemical design of new drugs for cancer and heart imaging, with most of his work in radioactive drug design for imaging with the nuclear medicine technique Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Molecular Imaging Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Hull

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Hull, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of Hull, BSc

Publications

  • 2015
    Probing the limits of tetraazamacrocycle-glyoxal condensates as bidentate ligands for Cu2+, Euro. J. Inorg. Chem
  • 2015
    o-Boronate and o-Trifluoroboratophenyl phosphonium salts supported by L-alpha-amino acid side chain, J. Org. Chem
  • 2015
    Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions, Nanoscale
  • 2015
    Boron-18F containing positron emission tomography radiotracers: Advances and Opportunities, Contrast Media Mol. Imaging
  • 2014
    Final step gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods as potenetial PET/MR multimodal imaging agents, Faraday Discussions
  • 2014
    Recent advances in chelator design and labelling methodology for 68Ga radiopharmaceuticals, J. Labelled Comp. Radiopharm.
  • 2014
    A benzimidazole functionalised DO3A chelator showing pH switchable coordination modes with lanthanide ions, Dalton trans.
  • 2013
    New bifunctional chelators for Ga-68 complex formation, J. Labelled Comp. Radiopharm.
  • 2013
    Rapid synthesis of cross-bridged cyclam chelators for copper(II) complex formation, Comptes Rendus Chimie

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    J.W.T. Jones Travelling Fellowship
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Royal Society of Chemistry

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
  • World Molecular Imaging Society