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Prof Simon Herrington

Chair of Molecular Pathology of Cancer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Optical imaging for cancer diagnosis

Research Interests

My main research focus is the development of optical imaging for the early detection of epithelial neoplasia. I have a long-standing optical imaging collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy in St Andrews, which focuses on technology that can discriminate between normal and neoplastic cells and tissues. I am part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Imaging (OPTIMA), through which I have a collaboration with Strathclyde University, and I am also working with Edinburgh Medical Imaging. These collaborations all aim to develop novel optical approaches to cancer diagnosis. I am also part of the Nicola Murray Centre for Ovarian Cancer Research (Prof Charlie Gourley), with current projects including the molecular investigation of high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary and the characterization of endometrioid and clear cell ovarian carcinomas. I am Editor in Chief of The Journal of Pathology and The Journal of Pathology: Clinical Research. My research interests are aligned with my clinical practice in gynaecological pathology as a Consultant Pathologist with NHS Lothian. ORCID ID

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