Interdisciplinary Science


“As Director, it has been an absolute pleasure to see the team grow and evolve to become a dominant, internationally-leading group in all aspects of Optical Molecular Imaging in just two years. Our first in-situ trials of our hardware and Smartprobes are planned for Summer 2017 – a remarkable achievement in such a short space of time, and one that attests to the fantastic interdisciplinary team ethos, dedication, and commitment.

 I look forward with great anticipation to the next three years, where the next generation of sensors, fibres and probes begin their exciting symbiotic journey together.”

– Professor Mark Bradley, Director of EPSRC IRC Proteus


To achieve the goals set out for the Proteus project, we have asked people to join us who work across a wide range of disciplines, including biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Such cross-discipline collaborations have been made possible through funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

The video below describes how ESPRC collaborations work in practice, and places Proteus within this context. Watch the full programme here.

Credit: Part of the Royal Society of Medicine’s news-style programme ‘Doctors of the Future’, produced in partnership with ITN Productions.