Ahsan Akram (MBChB, PhD)
Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre
MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
The University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital
- Post code
- EH4 2XR
The University of Edinburgh/MRC Centre for Inflammation Research
The Queen's Medical Research Institute
47 Little France Crescent
- Post code
- EH16 4TJ
Ahsan Akram is a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine. He undertook a PhD in Pulmonary Optical Imaging (2012-2015) and now is planning to apply some of these modalities Lung Cancer for treatment stratification.
MBChB, MRCP, PhD
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Current PhD students supervised
Layla Mathieson- OPTIMA PhD Student
Helen Titmarsh (co-supervisor)- OPTIMA PhD Student
Dr Susan Fernandes (co-supervisor)- MRC Clinical Research Tranining Fellow
Characterising and imaging the tumour microenvironment, developing translational imaging tools for human in vivo imaging.
Current project grants
Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Fibroblast Activation Protein Expressing Cancer Associated Fibroblasts From Lung Cancer As Imaging Biomarkers For Immunotherapy Stratification. 2017-2022, £1.13M
Wellcome Trust Translation Fund Award. Clinical Validation of Optical Molecular Alveoscopy for the Immediate Bed-Side Diagnosis of Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit. Co-applicant on proposal, 2017-21, £3.1M.
The Emerging Role of the c-MET-HGF Axis in Non-small Lung Cancer Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
Bayesian bacterial detection using irregularly sampled optical endomicroscopy images
Enhanced avidity from a multivalent fluorescent antimicrobial peptide enables pathogen detection in a human lung model.
In situ identification of Gram-negative bacteria in human lungs using a topical fluorescent peptide targeting lipid A
Super-silent FRET Sensor Enables Live Cell Imaging and Flow Cytometric Stratification of Intracellular Serine Protease Activity in Neutrophils