Dr Mark Lythgoe
Dr Mark Lythgoe is Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging at University College London, where he develops novel imaging techniques for investigating brain and cardiac function. He is also Director of the Cheltenham Science Festival, one of the world’s largest science festivals. In the last 15 years Mark has combined science and art to engage with the public, explore new boundaries and increase interaction between these fields. He has produced many sci/art projects and collaborated with a wide variety of artist to create works from sculpture to film. Mark has presented several documentary programmes for television and radio including Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4. Mark sits on the Board of directors and trustees for Arts Catalyst, which aims to involve artists, scientists and the wider public in a discourse about science in society. Mark has also been on several judging panels such as the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year and the Aventis Prize for Science Books.