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The microscopic world in 3D

Laurence Wilson microscopy image

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 6.30PM

Speaker(s): Dr Laurence Wilson, Department of Physics and Dr Pegine Walrad, Centre for Immunology and Infection

Research in Focus

Microscopy is going through a revolution.  Modern computing power, cameras and laser technology have unlocked the ability to image microbial life at high speeds and in three dimensions, advancing our capacity to capture biologically-important events.  Using these tools, our groups have explored the microscopic world; discovering how disease-causing pathogens swim and ‘talk’ to each other, how microbes move in extreme environments, and how carnivorous plants lay insidious traps in the soil. We will talk about how we have used holographic microscopy to study Leishmania, the world's second deadliest parasite, and reveal details of it move through its lifecycle to attack new hosts.  We will explain how some of this work was achieved, what’s going on in our labs at the moment, and what we think the future holds for this cutting-edge technology.

This event is followed by a drinks reception, exhibition and 3Sixty installation - all attendees welcome. 

Location: Ron Cooke Hub Auditorium, Campus East

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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