To contact the developers please email enquiries@miakat.org


MIAKATTM was developed by Graham Searle & Roger Gunn

Graham Searle is Principal PET Analyst at Imanova. He holds a Master’s degree in mathematics and a PhD in mathematical modelling. He has been working in the field of PET image analysis since 2006, and in that time has focused on human neuroimaging, particularly in the context of drug development. His previous work centred on the development of scientific software for modelling applications, and this background enabled him to play the lead role in the development of the MIAKAT software framework.




Roger Gunn is Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Analysis at Imanova, Professor of Molecular Neuroimaging in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London and Visiting Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Oxford. He is an applied mathematician who has held positions in academia and industry in the UK and North America. MIAKAT contains analytical techniques developed during his 20 year career in the field of PET Neuroimaging.



With contributions from Christopher Coello, Cristian Salinas, Andri Tziortzi & Qi Guo

Christopher Coello is a PET Analyst at Imanova since 2013. He is an Electrical Engineer from Bordeaux INP with an additional Master’s Degree in Medical Imaging from University Paris XI where he worked on SPECT/PET reconstruction. His doctoral degree was spent studying dual-energy x-ray imaging, in collaboration with INSA Lyon and CEA Grenoble. A post-doctoral work on preclinical PET image analysis and kinetic modelling of opioid receptor tracers at the University of Oslo definitely convinced him that PET imaging was fun




Cristian Salinas is an Associate Principal Research Scientist at Merck Research Laboratories. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western reserve University USA. He has been actively working in the field of PET kinetic modeling since 2001. He is currently involved in the application of optimal experimental design techniques applied to PET in order to characterize non-trivial PK-PD relationships to support the development of novel pharmaceutical therapies.




Andri Tziortzi is a Physics Teacher and a Honorary Research Fellow at Imanova. She holds Physics degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master’s degree in Medical Physics. She obtained her DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. During her studies and work at GSK she has been involved in the analysis of PET, CT, MRI and DTI images in the context of drug development. Her previous work centred primarily around the construction of structural and functional brain atlases




Qi Guo is a Senior Scientist at AbbVie. She received a DPhil in Biomedical Engineering from University of Oxford, UK and Bachelor in Electronic Engineering from Peking University China. She has been working in PET imaging since 2006 with Oxford, Imperial College, King’s College London, GSK and Imanova. Her previous work centered around the development of mathematics for novel PET probes discovery and innovation in tracer quantification methods with a particular focus on imaging neuroinflammation in various diseases