UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Research Department of Targeted Intervention

This Research Department brings together clinicians and scientists, who are working together to develop highly targeted novel imaging, sensing, management and energy base

Head: Professor Ramani Moonesinghe

The Research Department of Tissue and Energy lies within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science and spans the Bloomsbury campus.

There are six Research Centres in the Department: COMETGENIETASERINSIGHTCAVIAR and POM. Each has an interest in minimally invasive approaches, innovative technologies and biomarkers of risk, for use in diagnosis and therapy. From bench to bedside, the department is involved in the very earliest proof of concept studies within the laboratory, right through to large clinical trials on the hospital ward.

Over the next few years, the Centre leaders aim to create unique image-guided diagnosis and therapy Centres, which will combine the Tissue and Energy Research Department's clinical translational expertise, with that of medical bioengineering experts within the UCL Department of Engineering. This will generate world-leading Centres to develop novel, minimally invasive surgeries and other medical interventions.

Head Neck Academic Centre

Head Neck Academic Centre

Centre for Molecular Intervention


Gastroenterological Intervention Centre


Translational Surgical Research Centre


Interventional Surgical Trials Centre


Centre for Cardiovascular Interventional Research


Centre for Perioperative Medicine