School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr James Knight

Lecturer in Radiochemistry

Background

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Dr James Knight is a research group leader and lecturer in radiochemistry in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University.

Dr Knight studied chemistry at Cardiff University and completed his PhD in coordination chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Angelo Amoroso and Prof. Peter Edwards. Whilst at Cardiff, his research was focused on the development of molecular imaging agents for positron emission tomography (PET), optical imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications.

He then undertook postdoctoral training at University of Alberta (supervisor: Prof. Frank Wuest) focused on PET radiochemistry involving fluorine-18, copper-64, gallium-68, and zirconium-89, and PET-based cancer imaging. During this time, he was awarded an Alberta Innovates Fellowship Award.

Dr Knight continued his postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford (supervisor: Prof. Bart Cornelissen) where his work involved the radiosynthesis, in vitro and in vivo evaluation of multiple PET and SPECT imaging agents, and the development of novel pre-targeting strategies for imaging cancer.

He has published ~45 papers in this area and has recently co-authored 2 book chapters on the topic of click chemistry and its role in radiochemistry.

Teaching

CHY2201: Professional Development and Employability Skills

CHY3011: Research Literature Project

CHY8315: Research Project (Erasmus)

CHY8411: Research Project (MChem)

Publications