Dr Bethany Mills



Dr Bethany Mills completed her PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Nottingham in 2014.

Her research focused on ways to image bacterial infections in vivo with both optical imaging and nuclear imaging techniques.

Bethany was awarded prestigious prizes awarded during her PhD including, NC3Rs sponsored poster prize (2014) for demonstrating how her work fits within the ethos of reduction, refinement and replacement of animals. The EANM (European Association of Nuclear Medicine) Eckert & Ziegler Abstract Award 2014 and Radiopharmacy Oral Prize awarded (Sponsored by IBA Molecular UK) at the BNMS (British Nuclear Medicine Society) 2013 were also awarded to Bethany for her outstanding research.

Bethany joined Proteus in January 2015 as a biologist on the project. Her role includes validating Smartprobes for specific bacterial and fibrosis detection, and to develop biologically relevant models in order to draw together many aspects of the project, such as testing the Smartprobes and Versicolour imaging device pre-clinically.