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New opportunities in clinical research and drug discovery enabled by Total Body PET



The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre Level 6 Seminar Room

This half-day workshop, presented by the University of Sydney and University of California Davis, brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines and research domains to identify new opportunities in clinical research and drug discovery enabled by Total Body PET (positron emission tomography), a new generation of imaging technology that enables simultaneous measurement of tracer kinetics in all organs and tissues of the body at ultra-low radiation dose.

Our keynote speakers will discuss the unique capabilities of Total Body PET and its potential applications tackling challenging problems in human health that conventional imaging technologies are currently unable to address, such as systemic approaches to brain disease and cancer immunology, brain-gut signalling and whole body pharmacokinetics.

Invited speakers:

Simon Cherry, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, Project Leader of the Total Body PET EXPLORER Consortium

Anna Wu, Professor, Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, University of California Los Angeles, Director, Cancer Molecular Imaging Program, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Margaret Morris, Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Head, Environmental Determinants of Obesity Group

Michael Kassiou, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Academic Director, Drug Discovery Initiative

Workshop schedule: The workshop presentations will conclude at 11.45am.

Morning tea will be provided at 10am with a light lunch provided at 12 noon.

For further details on the workshop program please contact Steve Meikle at [email protected]

This workshop is funded by the University of Sydney – University of California, Davis Priority Partnership Collaboration Awards Program.

RSVP: Please register by Monday 16 April at 5pm Event is free