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MRes Student publishes on Current Biology
- MRes student Nils Gustafsson has contributed to a microtubule publication in prestigious journal Current Biology
CoMPLEX PhD student publishes on Science
Dr. Paul Kirkby
Paul's researh focused on extending the parallelism and speed of instruments for stimulating and monitoring live networks of neurons (Supervisors: Prof Angus Silver and Dr. Peter Török). About his work, he comments that:
"For my PhD, I have contributed to the design and development of a new high speed random access 2-photon microscope. The objective of the microscope is to enable the signals between many neurons in a piece of brain tissue to be monitored in parallel at kHz rates to help in understanding the mysteries of neuronal networks.
This is a projection of the first 3D image of a neuron from the new microscope. We use acousto-optic crystals to deflect and focus light the microscope can, for the first time, refocus anywhere in a 100 micron cube of brain tissue at 30kHz, 300 times faster than possible with mechanical means."
Paul, along with top UCL scientists from
the fields of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, have recently
published details of their groundbreaking 3D 2-photon microscope technology,
which has many potential applications in biology. In conventional optical
microscopes, focusing is slow because it involves physically moving the
objective lens. .
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