Thomas YueStart date: 01-10-2019
Academic department: Chemistry
Title of research project: Development of Novel Bifunctional Chelates for the Creation of Site-Specifically Modified Radioimmunoconjugates
Academic supervisor: Professor Nick Long
Native country: Hong Kong

How has the scholarship award enabled you to pursue your ambitions?
The scholarship has provided me with the financial support to cover my tuition fees and living expenses, as well as attending conferences which would allow me to meet experts across the field and expand my academic network. The scholarship has also granted me the freedom to explore virtually any projects without restrictions which would not have been possible with external funding bodies.

Why did you choose to study at Imperial?
Having completed my undergraduate and master’s studies at Imperial, I was already aware of the exciting cutting-edge research being conducted in the Department of Chemistry, and particularly in the Long group. Studying at a world-leading institution such as Imperial also offers opportunities for collaborations with leading researchers across the world, which is vital to improving and diversifying our ongoing research.

What have you been up to on the programme so far?
So far in my project, I have been exploring novel methodologies to synthesise antibody-chelator conjugates for applications in nuclear medicine that aims to tackle inconsistencies associated with conventional methods. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to explore a project previously not developed in the group and I am really enjoying my research so far.