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Dr Graeme Stasiuk

Non-Clinical Lecturer in Molecular Imaging

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences

Summary

Dr Graeme Stasiuk was appointed as Non-Clinical Lecturer in Molecular Imaging at the University of Hull, in the School of Life Science in June 2014. He has seven years of research experience, post PhD, into the design, synthesis and development of molecular imaging agents for all modalities. Following a year at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble, developing multimodal nanoparticle MR/Fluorescent contrast agents, he joined Professor Nick Long's group at Imperial College London in 2011 as Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, this work was focused on multimodal and targeted imaging. Being nominated as one of the key figures expected to shape the future of interdisciplinary research in the chemical sciences in the ChemPlusChem journal's 'Early Career Series 2017'.

Journal Article

Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion

Clarke, M. T., Viscomi, F. N., Chamberlain, T. W., Hondow, N., Adawi, A. M., Sturge, J., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2019). Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion. Communications Chemistry, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-019-0138-z

Dual-modal SERS/fluorescence AuNP probe for mitochondrial imaging

Eling, C. J., Price, T. W., Marshall, A. R. L., Narda Viscomi, F., Robinson, P., Firth, G., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2017). Dual-modal SERS/fluorescence AuNP probe for mitochondrial imaging. ChemPlusChem, 82(5), 674-680. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201600593

Amino acid based gallium-68 chelators capable of radiolabeling at neutral pH

Kubicek, V., Bohmova, Z., Price, T. W., Gallo, J., Kubícek, V., Böhmová, Z., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2017). Amino acid based gallium-68 chelators capable of radiolabeling at neutral pH. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 46(48), 16973-16982. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7dt03398b

A 18F radiolabelled Zn(ii) sensing fluorescent probe

Price, T. W., Firth, G., Eling, C. J., Kinnon, M., Long, N. J., Sturge, J., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2018). A 18F radiolabelled Zn(ii) sensing fluorescent probe. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 54(26), 3227-3230. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc00687c

Selective radiolabelling with 68Ga under mild conditions: a route towards a porphyrin PET/PDT theranostic agent

Yap, S. Y., Price, T. W., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2018). Selective radiolabelling with 68Ga under mild conditions: a route towards a porphyrin PET/PDT theranostic agent. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 54(57), 7952-7954. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc03897j

Research interests

Research areas include multimodal contrast agents, the combination of gadolinium based chelates/macrocycles for MRI and quantum dot nanoparticles or organic fluorophores for optical imaging and radioisotopes such as fluorine-18 and gallium-68 for PET, to create a single agent that can be used to monitor a particular disease/cellular process through various imaging techniques.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Stasiuk welcomes applications in the design synthesis and validation of novel imaging agents and nanomaterials for disease detection. Current PhD supervisions - Thomas Price - Mitchell Clarke - Charlotte Eling - Salim Al-Habsi - Abdullah Alshamrani - Michelle Kinnon