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UK PET Chemistry Meeting 2019

The UK PET Chemistry meeting is a national meeting to gather all UK scientists to present and discuss tracer developments to be used in PET imaging.

The University of Manchester is pleased to host the seventh UK PET Chemistry Meeting on 9 September 2019.

The one day event will be held at the Michael Smith Building, which is located on The University of Manchester main campus and is easily accessible by road, rail and air with a range of accommodation located nearby.

The meeting will focus on presentations by students and post-docs but will also include a poster session, flash presentations and discussion topics.

Explore Manchester

If delegates wish to extend their stay to visit Manchester, the city offers a large selection of entertainment, museums, restaurants and shops to explore.

The city is also famous for sport and the fourth test of the 2019 Ashes series will be held at the nearby Old Trafford cricket ground from the 4-8 September 2019.

For details about transportation, accommodations, parking space, etc. please download our travel guide.



Registration is closed

Abstract submission

The deadline for abstract submission is the 28th of June

We would really like to encourage contribution from early career researchers to the meeting and ask PhD students and junior post-docs in particular to submit abstracts.

We will do our best to accommodate as many abstracts as possible into the flash presentation.

Download the abstract template (docx) and instructions (PDF).

See nomenclature guidelines


Please see below for a selection of hotels that are near to the University.

There is also plenty of alternative accommodation within the city centre.

  • Crowne Plaza, Oxford Road (55 Booth Street West, M15 6PQ)
  • Travel Lodge, 227 Upper Brook Street M13 0HB
  • Holiday Inn Express, Oxford Road M1 5QA
  • Ibis Manchester, Charles Street M1 7DL

Peter Horlock Awards for young UK technical workers in PET radiochemistry

A travel bursary is possible thanks to the generous support of Mrs Cathy Horlock in memory of her late husband, Peter Horlock.

Peter Horlock worked as a technical officer in the radiochemistry section of the Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit.

His area of expertise was in effecting innovation and technical advances in the production of cyclotron produced radiopharmaceuticals for clinical research. At the time of his death in 1988, his work was primarily applied in the field of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

The aim of this memorial fund is to give support for technical staff to undertake working visits to other centres, to support the development of their work in what is a very specialised field of PET radiochemistry.

Funding available

Applicants may apply for up to £3,000 to support their travel to other centres to learn new techniques and skills. Lesser applications may be considered for UK working visits.

Included in this funding, part of the bursary may be used towards travel and registration fees of awardees attending the next UK PET Chemistry Meeting (following award completion).

Who can apply

This competition is open to UK-based technical staff in the field of PET radiochemistry. Applicants must be:

  • Graduate technical staff in the earlier stages of their career development.
  • Currently employed by and working at a UK academic or NHS healthcare institution.
  • Engaged in PET radiochemistry and associated technology and engineering at a UK not-for-profit PET centre that is undertaking, or planning to undertake, PET-based clinical research.
  • Deadline for submission: 12pm, Friday 26 April 2019
  • Funding decision: June 2019
  • Awards: UK PET Chemistry Meeting: Monday 9 September 2019


  • Deadline for submission: 12pm, Friday 26 April 2019
  • Funding decision: June 2019
  • Awards: UK PET Chemistry Meeting: Monday 9 September 2019

How to apply

Download an application form (docx)

Download guidance for applicants (PDF)


Any queries on eligibility should be sent to Professor Antony Gee at

Any questions about any aspects of the application process, please contact a member of the Medical Research Foundation’s Research Team at or call 0207 250 8216.

Organising committee

University of Manchester

  • Dr Michael Fairclough
  • Mr Michael Green
  • Dr Hervé Boutin
  • Dr Adam McMahon

UK PET Chemistry board

  • Prof Tony Gee (UCL)
  • Dr Sajinder Luthra (Biointeractions Holdings Ltd)
  • Prof John Clark (University of Edinburgh)
  • Prof Franklin Aigbirhio (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Sally Pimlott (University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Michael Carroll (University of Newcastle)

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