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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Butterworth is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background. His fields of interest include: -Radiation Biology, Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging. -Nanomedicine. -Preclinical models and small animal radiotherapy. Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.


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Personal profile


MED 3013 Radiobiology for Radiotherapy.

Lecturer and Joint Module Coordinator.

  • Cell Signalling and DNA Repair.
  • Radiobiological Methods.
  • Current advances in Radiation Research.

MED 3013 Preclinical Models in Cancer Research.

Lecturer and Module Coordinator.

  • Preclinical models in cancer discovery and In vitro models.
  • Modelling human cancer in mice II – Introduction to mouse genetics, genome editing technologies and genetically engineered mouse models.
  • Experimental endpoints and preclinical imaging techniques.
  • Ethics and alternatives to in vivo testing.

SCM 8066 MRes in Translational Cancer Medicine.


  • Principles of Radiotherapy.
  • In vivo imaging Techniques.

BMS 2015 Biomedical Science BSc.


  • Protein and Membrane Trafficking

MED 1023 Principles of Disease and Treatment 1                                               


  • · Problem solving with genes molecules and processes.
  • · Problems in clinical genetics.
  • · Problems in biochemical medicine.


Undergraduate Medicine Years 1-3 ePortfolio (UMeP)


BMS3012 Lab Based Honours Project in Biomedical Science         

Project Supervisor.

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Research Output

AGuIX® from bench to bedside-Transfer of an ultrasmall theranostic gadolinium-based nanoparticle to clinical medicine

Lux, F., Tran, V. L., Thomas, E., Dufort, S., Rossetti, F., Martini, M., Truillet, C., Doussineau, T., Bort, G., Denat, F., Boschetti, F., Angelovski, G., Detappe, A., Crémillieux, Y., Mignet, N., Doan, B-T., Larrat, B., Meriaux, S., Barbier, E., Roux, S. & 28 others, Fries, P., Müller, A., Abadjian, M-C., Anderson, C., Canet-Soulas, E., Bouziotis, P., Barberi-Heyob, M., Frochot, C., Verry, C., Balosso, J., Evans, M., Sidi-Boumedine, J., Janier, M., Butterworth, K., McMahon, S., Prise, K., Aloy, M-T., Ardail, D., Rodriguez-Lafrasse, C., Porcel, E., Lacombe, S., Berbeco, R., Allouch, A., Perfettini, J-L., Chargari, C., Deutsch, E., Le Duc, G. & Tillement, O., 01 Jan 2019, In : British Journal of Radiology. 92, 1093, 19 p., 20180365.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    214 Downloads (Pure)

    Evolution of the Supermodel: Progress in Modelling Radiotherapy Response in Mice.

    Butterworth, K., 11 Mar 2019, In : Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain)). doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2019.02.008.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    9 Downloads (Pure)

    High-precision microbeam radiotherapy reveals testicular tissue-sparing effects for male fertility preservation

    Fukunaga, H., Kaminaga, K., Sato, T., Butterworth, K. T., Watanabe, R., Usami, N., Ogawa, T., Yokoya, A. & Prise, K. M., 01 Oct 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 10 p., 12618.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 67 Downloads (Pure)

    Integrating Small Animal Irradiators with Functional Imaging for Advanced Preclinical Radiotherapy Research.

    Butterworth, K., Ghita, M., Brown, K., Kelada, O. & Graves, E. E., 02 Feb 2019, In : Cancers. 11, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    110 Downloads (Pure)

    Precision Radiotherapy and Radiation Risk Assessment: How Do We Overcome Radiogenomic Diversity?

    Fukunaga, H., Yokoya, A., Taki, Y., Butterworth, K. T. & Prise, K. M., 11 Apr 2019, In : The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine. 247, 4, p. 223-235 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    51 Downloads (Pure)


    Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award

    Karl Butterworth (Recipient), 23 Sep 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award

    Karl Butterworth (Recipient), 15 Oct 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    International Travel Workshop Award

    Karl Butterworth (Recipient), 01 Jun 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Michael Fry Research Award

    Karl Butterworth (Recipient), 04 Nov 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • NIH Scholarship

    Karl Butterworth (Recipient), 01 Jun 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Medical Research Council (External organisation)

    Karl Butterworth (Reviewer)
    24 Jan 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

    Radiation Research Society (External organisation)

    Karl Butterworth (Member)
    01 Jan 202001 Aug 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Cancers (Journal)

    Karl Butterworth (Editor)
    19 Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Radiation Research Society (RRS) Annual Meeting

    Karl Butterworth (Participant)
    02 Nov 201907 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    PhD Examiner

    Karl Butterworth (Examiner)
    10 Sep 2019

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination


    Personalised Risk Assessment of Low-dose Radiation Effects on Spermatogenesis

    Author: Fukunaga, H., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Prise, K. (Supervisor) & Butterworth, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy