professor paul matthews, summer school director

Paul MatthewsPaul Matthews, OBE, MD, DPhil, FRCP, FMedSci is Head of the new Division of Brain Sciences in the Department of Medicine of Imperial College, London.  His research is noted for innovative translational applications of clinical imaging for the neurosciences, developed by exploiting the powerful synergies between the physical and quantitative sciences and medicine.

He was the founding director of two internationally leading research imaging centres, the University of Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) and GlaxoSmithKline’s Clinical Imaging Centre (now a public spinout company called Imanova Ltd). From 2005 - 2014 he was a Vice President of GlaxoSmithKline Medicine's Discovery and Development.

As the Academic Director, Paul has used his considerable knowledge and experience to shape the Revolutions in Biomedicine Programme to provide you with the best academic experience Imperial can offer. Paul will be part of the team welcoming you to Imperial. 

For more information about Paul and his work, please see his personal web page.

dr sophie rutschmann, lead for mini research project

SophieIn parallel to my work using a genetic approach to identify new regulators of the immune response to viruses, I am the director of several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Medicine. My research projects have allowed the identification of three new mutants in which the immune response to viral infections is altered. My lab is currently investigating these models. 

Through my teaching activities, I enjoy the rewarding experience of witnessing students learn as well as the intense interactions that I have with them when teaching in the lab. For this year's summer programme, we have developed a new mini-research project on T-lymphocytes signalling which I hope you will enjoy! For more information about me and my work, please see my profile



Wayne MitchellI recently joined the Department of Medicine (DoM) as a teaching fellow with specific responsibility for developing practical sessions for the taught Masters’ courses.  I especially enjoy this role as it combines my experiences and passion for teaching science to the next generation of scientists. My previous roles have varied from; teaching 10-year-old students the fundamentals of ‘states of matter’ to investigating methods for regenerating the ageing immune system. I have had the privilege of studying and working at some excellent universities including UCL and Imperial College and have learnt from some outstanding scientists who continue to inspire my life-long curiosity of understanding the world in which we live.


ms lottie stables, summer school administratoR

Lottie StablesI joined Imperial in October 2015. The main projects I've been working on since starting here include the Postgraduate Open Days, Dean's Master's Scholarships, Postgraduate Connections events and of course the Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme. 

After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, I stayed in the city and worked on a multi-disciplinary summer programme for teenagers for three years. I then completed a master's degree and worked as a master's programme administrator, so it's exciting to be working on a summer school again at Imperial. I'm responsible for administrating the Revolutions in Biomedicine summer school and planning the parallel social and cultural programme. London has so much to offer both academically and culturally, and I'm really looking forward to welcoming you here to explore it for yourselves in the summer!