Sarah Bohndiek completed her PhD in Radiation Physics at University College London in 2008 and then worked in both the UK (at Cambridge) and the USA (at Stanford) as a postdoctoral ellow in molecular imaging. Since 2013, Sarah has been a Group Leader at the University of Cambridge, where she is jointly appointed in the Department of Physics and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.
Sarah’s research interests are in the development of novel imaging approaches that can be applied to understand the role of the tumour microenvironment in cancer progression. She is also are active in translating her findings into clinical trials. Sarah was recently awarded the CRUK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize and SPIE Early Career Achievement Award in recognition of her interdisciplinary research innovation.
In addition to her research programme, Sarah also takes an active role in teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists. She has acted as an ambassador for public engagement and interdisciplinary research training throughout her career and acknowledging her generosity in this regard, Sarah has received the MSCA Award for Nurturing Research Talent and been invited to deliver numerous talks on career development at both national and international workshops.
- BA Experimental and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge (2002-2005)
- PhD Radiation Physics, University College London (2005-2008)
- Postdoc with Prof. Kevin Brindle, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge (2008-2011)
- Postdoc with Prof. Sam Gambhir, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Stanford University (2011-2013)
- University Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge (2013-2017)
- Fellow, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge (2013-present)
- Junior Group Leader, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (2014-present)
- Reader in Biomedical Physics (2017-present)
- SPIE Photonics West 2020 – for the exciting opportunity to present a Hot Topics talk!
- SPIE Photonics West 2018 – for the excellent networking in San Francisco.
- Sondland-Durant Early Detection Meeting 2016 – for the presentations by Jay Leno and Joe Biden and the stimulating science.
- ESMI TOPIM TECH 2016 – for the mid-afternoon swimming and interesting discussions.
- EMIM 2015 – for being the first conference to give me the opportunity to help in making the programme.