Researcher biography

As modern medicine increasingly demands for non-invasive methods to diagnose and track disease, the use of fluorescence imaging as a highly sensitive imaging technique has meant that this technology can been used extensively for in vitro and small animal in vivo studies. Dr Bell’s research focus is on the development of degradable polymer devices for imaging and tracking of disease and cellular processes by using a tool-kit of controlled polymerisation techniques along with polymer and molecular coupling methodologies. The incorporation of degradable moieties into these constructs not only allows for enzymatic and hydrolytic degradation for complete body clearance of these constructs but also allows for tracking of these devices in vivo upon degradation to help elucidate cellular processes.