How does the vascular matrix environment influence platelet activation?
Dr S Calaminus
31 March 2020
The platelet is a blood cell that plays a key role in the prevention of bleeding. For platelets to form a clot or thrombus effectively, they must rearrange their actin cytoskeleton to withstand high shear stress from blood flow in the arteries.
Developing a microscope system for simultaneous imaging of cells in multiple Z-dimensions
Prof R May, Prof D Hodson
6 May 2019
Research interests/description of main research theme. AIMS. This project aims to develop and test a novel microscope that will enable truly simultaneous imaging of several axial ‘slices’ (Z-sections) through a live sample, something that is not currently possible on existing commercial microscopes.