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Beloe Fellowship awarded

23 February 2007

The Beloe Fellowship, awarded by the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers, has gone to Paul Kirkby, a second-year PhD student at the Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX), who is based within UCL Physiology.

The two-year award will support his work developing a new type of 2-photon microscope for neuroscience applications that will be capable of dynamic refocusing in 3D at many tens of kHz. The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers awards a fellowship of £5000 per year to an outstanding candidate undertaking academic research and/or development that is likely to be of direct benefit to the UK in the field of instrumentation. Mr Kirkby was selected above candidates from the ten universities to whom the award is open: Brunel, Cambridge, City, Glasgow Caledonian, Imperial College, Oxford, Teesside, UCL, UMIST and Warwick.

UCL has had a strong presence in the field of scientific instrumentation since 1993, when the UCL centre for Advanced Instrumentation Systems (CAIS) was founded. The centre exists to facilitate interaction between academics and industry in this field, and provides a basis for postgraduate training.

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