Correlative Imaging: From Cells to Stars

Posted by rmt22 at Dec 12, 2017 04:16 PM |
In January we welcome Dr Lucy Collinson from the Francis Crick Institute to talk about how new technologies and data analytics are helping us to find the ‘needles in the haystack’ of cellular biology.

This edition of the University of Leicester and the Francis Crick Institute Seminar Series supported by the Wellcome Trust institutional strategic support fund will focus its attention on the amazing data opportunities offered by high powered microscopy.

Dr Lucy Collinson, Lead for the Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform (EM STP) at the Francis Crick Institute will talk about how researchers can locate small areas of interest in a sample, such as a fluorescent protein, a bacterium or a blood vessel, within a much larger cell or tissue for structural analysis (finding the ‘needle in the haystack’).

She will also discuss how a new generation of automated microscopes are speeding up discovery, but generate so much data that the expertise of other big data communities (astrophysics, particle physics) and even the general public are now needed to help with data analysis.

The talk will be held from 1.30-2.30pm on Thursday 18 January in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcombe Building.

If you would like to meet with Lucy during her visit, please contact Anna Harding.


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