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 Proteus IRC


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)

In the video below, Proteus came together with two other EPSRC-funded Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (IRCs) to share why they believe working across disciplines is beneficial for their research in healthcare technology.

Researchers from Proteus, SPHERE and i-Sense talk about what interdisciplinary science means to them.