Prof. Kristofer Thurecht
Prof. Kristofer Thurecht is Deputy Director of Research and senior group leader in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and Centre for Advanced Imaging at The University of Queensland. His research focusses on developing an improved understanding of the nano-bio interface, using molecular imaging to address how polymeric materials behave in complex biological environments. In this way, his team works across the boundaries of polymer chemistry and materials, biology and imaging science to probe how polymer material properties affect their function in living animals. Recently, Prof. Thurecht has applied this knowledge to build a strong research program around radiopharmaceuticals, establishing the Australian alpha particle facility for development of novel theranostics. He is Director of the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacture of Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals (AMTAR) and Theme Leader within the ARC Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technologies (CIBIT).