Sophie Morse is a final year PhD student in the Noninvasive Surgery & Biopsy Laboratory (www.nsblab.org) in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London.
Her research focuses on improving the delivery of drugs to the brain using focused ultrasound and microbubbles. This is a local, reversible and noninvasive technique which can help in the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases.
- 2016-2019 PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London
- 2015-2016 MRes, Biomedical Imaging, King's and Imperial College London
- 2011-2015 MEng, Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London
- 2019 Gold Medal in Engineering and Westminster Award (overall winner) at STEM for Britain in UK Parliament.
- 2019 Won competition on Image-guided therapy at Eu Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging in Rotterdam, Netherlands
- 2018 People's Choice Prize for Art of Research competition
- 2017 Best poster award, Dementia Symposium, London
- 2017 Student Finalist, International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, China
- 2016 Best poster award, King's College Biomedical Imaging Symposium
- 2014, 2015 Deans' list - top 10% of the year
et al., 2019, Rapid short-pulse ultrasound delivers drugs uniformly across the murine blood-brain barrier with negligible disruption, Radiology, Vol:291, ISSN:0033-8419, Pages:459-466
et al., 2018, Targeted delivery of DNA-Au nanoparticles across the blood-brain barrier using focused ultrasound, Chemmedchem, ISSN:1860-7187
et al., 2017, Rapid short-pulse (RaSP) sequences improve the distribution of drug delivery to the brain in vivo, IEEE UFFC, IEEE, ISSN:1948-5719