Prof. Andreas Melzer is Professor of Medical Technology and Founding Director IMSaT, and Co Hard of the Division Imaging&Technology of the Medical School Dundee. He is an unusual academic with experience crossing the clinical / technology interface. He has been a key player in seven medtech startup companies and has experience of a wide range of relevant technology including development of the world’s first MRIcompatible robot, research into tissue motion and perfusion of soft-embalmed cadavers for pre-clinical demonstrations, and exploration of new applications for FUS. Prof. Melzer is a recognized opinion leader with >100 patents and >200 papers and book chapters as well as >300 invited talks.
Prof. Sandy Cochran is Professor of Biophysical Science and Engineering in IMSaT, Dundee. He has been working in ultrasound for almost thirty years, covering many fields, with a special attention in medical ultrasound for more than 10 years. He has generated research funding of more than €6.5M as PI, and has more than 250 publications, around 70 in peer reviewed journals. He has focused particularly on knowledge transfer and has worked with a very wide range of industrial partners internationally.
Ghulam Nabi is consultant Urologist at Ninewells Hospital and Senior Lecturer Urology. His core research is in the field of biomarker, early detection of renal and prostate cancer and in the field of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and MRgFUS. He has extensive knowledge of Thiel soft embalmed cadaver experiments and Ultrasound guided procedures including Focused Ultrasound applications.
Zhihong Huang is a Senior Lecturer in Bioengineering who carried out early work on the combination of FUS with robotics using a standard industrial robot.