Native state and volume electron microscopy of nanoparticle-based systems
Dr N Hondow
15 February 2019
Electron microscopy is ideally suited to the nanoscale imaging and analysis of materials; the spatial resolution and availability of advanced spectroscopic techniques afford the opportunity for detailed structural and compositional investigations.
Examining the life cycle of coccolithophores
Dr G Wheeler, Prof T Tyrrell
4 January 2019
Project Rationale. Coccolithophores are abundant marine phytoplankton that are characterized by their ability to form a covering of calcium carbonate plates or coccoliths.
Cryo-electron microscopy and tomography of bacterial biofilms
Dr T Bharat
11 January 2019
Bacterial cells can aggregate on surfaces to form large multi-cellular communities called biofilms. Bacterial biofilms have a profound impact on human health because they are implicated in lung, bone, and urinary tract infections.