Royal Photographic Society award for Proteus

Proteus Director Prof Mark Bradley and Clinical Lead Prof Kev Dhaliwal, are to be awarded the Combined Royal Colleges Medal from the Royal Photographic Society for “an outstanding contribution to the advancement and/or application of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging”.

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These images demonstrate the use of our SmartProbes and Versicolour imaging system. (L) Natural fluorescence of lung tissue, (C) SmartProbe fluorescence, (R) Combining the red and green images to clearly show how the SmartProbes have attached to bacteria that has gathered along tissue strands.

The Royal Photographic Society is a registered charity which exists to educate members of the public by increasing their knowledge and understanding of photography, and in doing so to promote the highest standards of achievement in photography in order to encourage public appreciation of photography.

Regarded as most prestigious and comprehensive international photography awards, 2018 marks the 140th anniversary of the awards, established in 1878. Spanning the fields of art, science, education, film, and publishing, the 18 awards will be presented on 29th November at the Royal Society in London and once more celebrate an array of luminaries for their contribution to photography.

The Combined Royal Colleges Medal was established by the Society in 1958, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

“Professors Kev Dhaliwal and Mark Bradley, along with Professor Chris Haslett, initiated a strategic partnership to develop and translate optical molecular imaging in pulmonary disease. Based at the Department of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, the group has focused on the application of chemistry tosolve medical problems (chemical medicine) resulting in this extensive collaboration of “smart-probes” forclinical and pre-clinical imaging. Their work has seen them develop the first method to see bacteria in human lungs within seconds at the bedside. This ability to visualise pathology at such resolutions offers unparalleled opportunities to develop new diagnostics and new therapeutic strategies. Now, overseeing an interdisciplinary team, Dhaliwal and Bradley are developing these technologies to be used across the UK and internationally, as well as for other diseases.”

The Royal Photographic Society.

Congratulations to the whole Proteus team for their incredible contributions.