UCL Division of Medicine


Royal Society of Medicine Ellison–Cliffe Award 2021 - Professor Mark Lythgoe

10 September 2021

Professor Mark Lythgoe has been awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Ellison–Cliffe Award 2021 for his ‘contribution of fundamental science to the advancement of medicine’.

Professor Mark Lythgoe

The award lecture will take place on Tue 19 Oct 2021 from 6:00pm
This is the live stream for the 2021 Ellison Cliffe lecture taking place at RSM. 

To book to attend the event online, click here.

The limits of perception: Advances in biomedical imaging by Professor Mark Lythgoe - 2021 Ellison Cliffe Award Lecture

Join this free evening lecture to hear the 2021 Ellison Cliffe lecture, given by Professor Mark Lythgoe, Professor of Imaging and Director, Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging. 

Imaging provides a bridge between the invisible and the visible. Most people have been the subject of thousands of photographs, which contribute to their complex sense of identity. But these tell us very little about what goes on beneath the surface. In the last 100 years, imaging has undergone phenomenal developments, the excitement of X-Rays giving way to the latest brain scanning, which has changed the view of ourselves and the world around us.

In this lecture, Professor Mark Lythgoe will explore the next generation of imaging technologies that make the invisible, visible. He will speak about an interdisciplinary approach that brings together medicine, physics, biology and engineering to develop these new imaging technologies. Mark will show how to guide nanoscalpels in the brain with MRI scanners, picture new brain pathways for drug delivery, and listen to the sound of cells.

Finally, he will examine whether we can make the body transparent and test the boundaries of what’s possible with these revolutionary technologies, which could be a game-changer when it comes to developing new treatments for diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.