Dr Ian Fleming

Dr Ian Fleming
Dr Ian Fleming
Dr Ian Fleming

Senior Lecturer

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 438357
Office Address

Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre, Office 6.16, Institute of Medical Research, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Research Overview

Development of novel Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiotracers to study the biological processes that are characteristic of tumour cells.

Development, validation and/or qualification of existing PET radiotracers so that they can be used as predictive, prognostic, pharmacological and/or surrogate response biomarkers in oncology patients.

Current Research

Current projects involve tracers to study cell proliferation, hypoxia and angiogenesis. 


Prof Fiona Gilbert, University of Cambridge

Prof Paula Ghaneh, University of Liverpool

Prof David O'Hagan, University of St Andrews

Kemotech, Italy



Funding and Grants

Current Grants:

Validation of FLT-PET as a predictive biomarker in breast cancer (Cancer Research UK)

18F-fluoroazomycin-arabinofuranoside (FAZA) as a PET tracer in the detection of tumour hypoxia in patients with colorectal carcinoma: A pilot study (NHS Grampian Endowment)

Detection of hypoxia in breast cancer with Fluoroazomycin arabinoside (FAZA) analogues (Breast Cancer Campaign)

Studying the effect of different hypoxic subtypes on anti-cancer therapeutics in breast cancer cells (NHS Grampian Endowment)   

Developing a novel αvβ3 radiotracer to report on tumour angiogenesis (Knowledge Exchange Transfer Fund)

Development of 18F-labelled PET tracer for preclinical HER2 imaging of gastroesophageal adenocarcinomas (NHS Grampian Endowment)  


Teaching Responsibilities

Programme coordinator & lecturer BT3006: Working Out? Placement & Career skills

Programme coordinator BT5007: Industrial Placement/MSci course

Course coordinator & lecturer PA3802: Principles of Chemotherapy and mechanisms of disease

Course coordinator & lecturer BP5003: Biomedical and other Professional Topics

Lecturer SM2501: Research skills for Medical Sciences

Coordinator of Hotstart programme   


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