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 fellow in molecular imaging. Sarah joined the University of Cambridge in 2013, where she is jointly appointed as a Professor of Biomedical Physics in the Department of Physics and at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.
The broad mission of Sarah’s interdisciplinary team, the VISIONLab, is to advance our understanding of tumour evolution using next-generation imaging sciences. They are particularly interested in the study of blood vessel formation in early cancer. The VISIONLab are also active in translating their findings into first-in-human 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)
- Reader in Biomedical Physics (2017-2020)
- Fellow, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge (2013-present)
- Junior Group Leader, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (2014-present)
- Professor of Biomedical Physics (2020-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.