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Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine

Sathekge, Mike


Mike Sathekge is a Professor and Head of Nuclear Medicine department at University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital. He also heads the South African Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (NuMeRI). Internationally he is one of the two Editor-in-Chiefs of the Seminars of Nuclear Medicine Journal, Editor for Image of the Month of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Associate Editor for the Word Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Mike is the President-elect of the World Association of Radiopharmaceuticals and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH).  

Mike has performed several the first-in-human studies and introduced peptide receptor radionuclide therapy and peptide radioligand therapy in Africa, as well as 225Ac-PSMA for prostate cancer. His publication and invited presentations record has earned him several key awards for research, including being rated as an Internationally Acclaimed researcher by the National research Foundation, winning the award to host the Main Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (NuMeRI) Facility in South Africa. NuMeRI will be equipped with a cyclotron, a GMP radiopharmacy production facility, plus state-of-the-art pre-clinical and clinical imaging modalities. 

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