Ilan has been director of Micron since 2007 as well as Principal Investigator of my own lab. In the past my lab has focussed on how mRNA transport and localised translation impacted on Drosophila embryonic axis specification. In recent years we have expanded our interest to include the same basic molecular processes to the Drosophila nervous system, in particular the brain and neuromuscular junction.
In order to achieve our scientific aims we use a wide range of scientific techniques, including advanced imaging techniques as well as an array of genetic and biochemistry-based methods. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin's research centres on the development of adaptive optics to compensate for optical abberations caused by focussing through a specimen. These adaptive optics techniques were originally developed for astronomical research, for stabilising and de-blurring telescope images of stars and satellites. Such images are affected by the optical distortions introduced by turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. Recent technological developmentsmean that this technology is now being adapted for more down-to-Earth reasons. This has opened up the possibility of using adaptive optics in these smaller scale applications. email: email@example.com
Ian has over 15 years experience in biological imaging gained in a range of leading academic institutes. He gained a degree in physics and a masters in computer modelling before moving on to do a PhD in muscle mechanics at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics at Kings College London. Since then he has been working in imaging with a range of biological systems at number of world class research centres including, Cancer Research UK, Kings College London and The University of Oxford. Over the last 10 years he has specialised in advanced fluorescence microscopy.Ian currently works on a wide range of hardware and software development projects, as well as involvement with Micron's many teaching commitments. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I work in the Davis lab using state-of-the-art and advanced imaging techniques as well as developing improved imaging methods and quantitative image analysis to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA transport in Drosophila tissues.
During my own work and through collaborations I have gained considerable experience with quantitative live cell imaging and image analysis applied to a variety of biological systems and questions working in collaboration together with researchers with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry backgrounds. I have a special interest in dynamic cell activities at the single and multi cell level with respect to the determination of cell and tissue growth and development. In addition to my research projects, part of my role is to provide technical advice and imaging support to other researchers and students.
Matthew is part of Martin Booth's team, working in to develop a low-cost open microscopy platform as well as bespoke advanced adaptive optics technology. The system being developed uses a low-cost microprocessor, the Raspberry Pi, to interface with hardware and provide a user-friendly microscope interface. The project is developed with a strong focus on designing the microscope as a learning tool. To this end, the microscope will be low-cost, robust, and include many elements that can be fabricated using a 3d printer. Matthew is working in collaboration with Micron from the Engineering department.
David is a highly experienced senior open source software engineer who is the key architect of Python-Microscope, a Python library that controls a wide range of microscopy hardware.
Danny is a BBSRC iCASE student sponsored by Aurox, an Oxford-based startup company, founded by Martin Booth and colleagues. His doctoral research focuses on developing highly usable high-throughput confocal microscopes with adaptive optical using the Python-Microscope_cockpit software developed in Micron.
A highly experienced senior Physicist with considerable experience in optical design, CAD drawing and finite element analysis of components as well as mechanical stability and software design. A key archetect of CryoSIM, DeepSIM, Python-Microscope and Microscope-Cockpit.
Currently working in industry in San Francisco.
Nick was an Oxford Nottingham Biomedical Imaging (ONBI) CDT DPhil student. His doctoral research focuses on optical aberration correction for SIM systems using adaptive optics.
Currently postdoctoral fellow in Glasgow.
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