Prof Federico Roncaroli

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Mr Dominic Mosses is project manager of the group. Dominic obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical sciences in 2009, followed by a Master’s qualification in Biology and control of vectors of tropical diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2013. In the interim period, he managed several primary healthcare facilities for the armed forces before joining the group in early 2016. His work supports the direction of the group as well as contributing toward studies aimed at understanding the role of TSPO in the progression of several disease states.

Miss Bahiya Osrah obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, King Abdul Al‐Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and her Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Supported by a scholarship from King Abdul Al-Aziz University, Bahiya joined our group in 2016 as PhD student. Her project aims to unveil the role of mTSPO in the progression of oligodendrogliomas and the regulation of mTSPO in this tumour type. 

Dr Erjon Agushi graduated in Medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy. He moved to Manchester as Clinical Research Fellow at the Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences under the supervision of Mr Coope, Professor Jackson and Dr Roncaroli. Erjon’s main project is entitled “Clinical evaluation of the role of PET imaging with 11C-PK11195 as a potential biomarker in glioblastoma”.  He is currently working on molecular imaging and pathology of mTSPO in low grade and anaplastic gliomas.  

Mr Ricky Williams is responsible of the Neuro-oncology Biobank, a biorepository that collects and stores tissue from a wide variety of primary and secondary tumours of the central and peripheral nervous systems and its coverings and from the skull base and pituitary gland. Ricky trained in Australia as biomedical scientist and has an extensive experience in lab management and biobanking. He also contributes to studies on mTSPO in gliomas.