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The travel bursary is possible thanks to the generous support of Mrs Cathy Horlock in memory of her late husband, Peter Horlock.

Peter Horlock worked as a technical officer in the radiochemistry section of the Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit. His area of expertise was in effecting innovation and technical advances in the production of cyclotron produced radiopharmaceuticals for clinical research. At the time of his death in 1988, his work was primarily applied in the field of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

The aim of this memorial fund is to give support for technical staff to undertake working visits to other centres, to support the development of their work in what is a very specialised field of PET radiochemistry.


Funding available

Applicants may apply for up to £3,000 to support their travel to other centres to learn new techniques and skills. Lesser applications may be considered for UK working visits. Included in this funding, part of the bursary may be used towards travel and registration fees of awardees attending the next UK PET Chemistry Meeting (following award completion).


Who can apply

This competition is open to UK-based technical staff in the field of PET radiochemistry. Applicants must be:

Graduate technical staff in the earlier stages of their career development
Currently employed by and working at a UK academic or NHS healthcare institution
Engaged in PET radiochemistry and associated technology and engineering at a UK not-for-profit PET centre that is undertaking, or planning to undertake, PET-based clinical research


Deadline for submission: tbd
Funding decision: tbd
Award presentations at UK PET Chemistry Meeting: Fri 1 September 2023

Application form



Any queries on eligibility should be sent to Professor Antony Gee at

Any questions about any aspects of the application process, please contact a member of the Medical Research Foundation’s Research Team at or call 0207 250 8216

UK PET Chemistry

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