Chair of Biomedical Physics, Technische Universität München, Germany
Keywords of expertise: 1. Biopharmaceutics, 2. Respiratory drug delivery, 3. Lung absorption, 4. Lung dissolution
Golden Paragraph: Kaye Morgan is a Victorian Postgraduate Research Fellow in the School of Physics at Monash University, visiting the Technische Universität München on a Hans Fischer Fellowship. Kaye has experience using the bright x-rays from synchrotron x-ray facilities to capture the structure and dynamics of the respiratory system. But detecting small changes in the direction x-rays propagate, it is possible to reconstruct high resolution images of the lungs and the airway surface. This can be used to better understand respiratory physiology, to monitor respiratory health and to measure the effects of treatments on the airway surface. One example is tracking the depth of the airway surface liquid before, during and after inhalation of a nebulised treatment for Cystic Fibrosis, to provide direct and local feedback on treatment effectiveness. Kaye is working with the imaging working group to see how else this new technology can be used to progress research on respiratory health and inhaled treatments.