Yuri Korchev

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Prof Yuri Korchev

Telephone Number: 
+44 (0)20 8383 3080
Telephone Extension: 
2 362
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+44 (0)20 7594
Research Interests: 
The use of microscopy to study the dynamic properties of living cells
Biomedical applications of scanning ion conductance microscopy

Prof Yuri Korchev gained a BSc in Biology & Physiology, a Diploma in University Teaching, and an MSc in Physiology, at the University of St Petersburg, and a PhD (biophysics of ion transport) at the Russian Academy of Sciences. From 1984, he held the post of Research Scientist at the Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg. In 1991 he joined St George's Hospital Medical School, London as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and then as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. In 1995 he moved to Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, and in 1997 became a lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine, Division of Medicine, Hammersmith Campus. In 2003, Yuri was appointed as Reader and in 2005 as Professor of Biophysics. He now heads the Nanomedicine laboratory at Imperial College London.Yuri is non-executive Chief Scientist of Ionoscope limited.