Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Lewis Mackenzie

Ph.D. (Biomedical optics); M.Sc. Astrophysics; B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics and Astronomy.
Research Fellow
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: Lewis MacKenzie is a biomedical physicist and multi-award winning science communicator. His current research focuses on developing optical nano-sensor techniques for rapid measurement of biomarkers in biological fluids such as blood and urine. Lewis originally studied Physics and Astronomy before undertaking his PhD research in optical biomedical imaging and sensing of blood oxygen in the Imaging Concepts Group at the University of Glasgow (UK). He has been a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (UK) since 2016, where he works as part of a inter-disciplinary team developing fast optical blood tests for stroke and heart disease. This work focuses on the development of nano-sensors based on luminescent upconversion nanoparticles.

Contact:  Garstang 6.41, +44(0) 113 34 37921, email address for  

You can read more about Dr Mackenzie's interests here:
http://www.lewismackenzie.science/publications/
www.lewismackenzie.science
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8151-0525
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lewis_Mackenzie2
https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=eg7-zOoAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Interests

Biomedical optics, nano-sensor development, blood diagnostics, in vivo oximetry



Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • RESS1. Research Evaluation and Special Studies 1. (School of Medicine)

See also:

MacKenzie LE, Harvey AR, McNaught AI Spectroscopic oximetry in the eye: a review Expert Review of Ophthalmology 12 345-356, 2017
DOI:10.1080/17469899.2017.1318067
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MacKenzie LE, Choudhary TR, McNaught AI, Harvey AR Comment on the Influence of Episcleral Blood Vessels in Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy Measurements of the Bulbar Conjunctiva<sup>*</sup> Journal of Applied Spectroscopy 84 202-203, 2017
DOI:10.1007/s10812-017-0450-2

Van Der Putten MA, Mackenzie LE, Davies AL, Fernandez-Ramos J, Desai RA, Smith KJ, Harvey AR A multispectral microscope for in vivo oximetry of rat dorsal spinal cord vasculature Physiological Measurement 38 -, 2017
DOI:10.1088/1361-6579/aa5527
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MacKenzie LE, Barimah EK, Jose G, Saha S RAPID ALL-OPTICAL BLOOD SERUM ASSAY FOR HEART DISEASE BIOMARKERS, 2016
DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310696.5

MacKenzie LE, Choudhary TR, McNaught AI, Harvey AR In vivo oximetry of human bulbar conjunctival and episcleral microvasculature using snapshot multispectral imaging. Exp Eye Res 149 48-58, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.exer.2016.06.008
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