Marco Palombo, PhD
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
Centre for Medical Image Computing
Department of Computer Science
University College London
Marco Palombo holds a BSc and MSc in Physics from the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). In 2014, Marco completed his PhD in Biophysics at the Sapienza University focusing on biophysical modeling of brain microstructure and magnetic resonance (MR) techniques based on water diffusion. Marco’s first postdoctoral position investigated MR spectroscopy techniques based on metabolite diffusion, computational modelling and image processing at the Molecular Imaging Research Center (MIRCen) in Paris (France); supervised by Dr. Julien Valette. Since 2016 Marco joined the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) at the Department of Computer Science at UCL (London, UK) as senior Research Associate, closely working with Prof. Daniel Alexander and Prof. Hui Zhang. Marco has been recently awarded the prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship with the aim of promoting MRI as a diagnostic and research tool by enabling microstructural specificity through biophysical/computational modeling and multi-dimensional/modal MR acquisitions.