Centre for Inflammation Research

Proteus to be awarded Combined Royal Colleges Medal from the Royal Photographic Society

November 2018: Proteus leaders are to be awarded the Combined Royal Colleges Medal for "an outstanding contribution to the advancement and/or application of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging".

The Royal Photographic Society is a registered charity which exists to educate members of the public by increasing their knowledge and understanding of photography, and in doing so to promote the highest standards of achievement in photography in order to encourage public appreciation of photography.

Regarded as most prestigious and comprehensive international photography awards, 2018 marks the 140th anniversary of the awards, established in 1878. Spanning the fields of art, science, education, film, and publishing, the 18 awards will be presented on 29th November at the Royal Society in London and once more celebrate an array of luminaries for their contribution to photography.

The Combined Royal Colleges Medal was established by the Society in 1958, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The Royal Photographic Society say:

Professors Kev Dhaliwal and Mark Bradley, along with Professor Chris Haslett, initiated a strategic partnership to develop and translate optical molecular imaging in pulmonary disease. Based at the Department of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, the group has focused on the application of chemistry tosolve medical problems (chemical medicine) resulting in this extensive collaboration of “smart-probes” forclinical and pre-clinical imaging. Their work has seen them develop the first method to see bacteria in human lungs within seconds at the bedside. This ability to visualise pathology at such resolutions offers unparalleled opportunities to develop new diagnostics and new therapeutic strategies. Now, overseeing an interdisciplinary team, Dhaliwal and Bradley are developing these technologies to be used across the UK and internationally, as well as for other diseases.




Royal Photographic Society (external website)

Combined Royal Colleges medal – Royal Photographic Society (external website)

EPSRC Proteus IRC (external website)

Prof Mark Bradley – Research Profile

Prof Kev Dhaliwal – Research Profile

Prof Chris Haslett – Research Profile