UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Prof Sandy Macrobert

Prof Sandy Macrobert

Professor of Photochemistry and Photobiology

Department of Surgical Biotechnology

Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci

Joined UCL
1st Oct 1997

Research summary

Alexander (Sandy) MacRobert (Professor ofPhotochemistry and Photobiology) is based in the Division of Surgery and InterventionalScience at UCL, which specializes in translational research involving closecollaboration between scientists (biologists, chemists and physicists), engineers and clinical academic staff. Professor MacRobert has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and reviews and is head of the Centre for Nanomedicine and Surgical Theranostics.  Before joining UCL as a lecturer, he held research fellowships at Imperial College and the Royal Institution, London and at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, where he held a Royal Society Exchange Fellowship. He was appointed as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2008. He has extensive experience ofsupervising PDRAs (over 30 to date) and has carried out multidisciplinaryresearch on photodynamic therapy and photochemical internalisation ranging frombasic photophysical studies of photosensitisers to pre-clinical in vivo pharmacokineticsand therapy. His research is supported by the UK Research Councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC),including studies on the development of nanoparticle-based tumour diagnosticsin collaboration with a UK SME (Nanoco) funded through Innovate UK. 


Queen Mary and Westfield College
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1981
University of Cambridge
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1977