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Super-resolved multiscale 3D microscopy


School of Physics and Astronomy

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Prof Andy Harvey , Dr Jonathan Taylor No more applications being accepted Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
Glasgow United Kingdom Biomedical Engineering Communications Engineering Computational Physics Electrical Engineering Medical Physics Optical Physics Systems Engineering

About the Project

For over a century, our understanding of the microscopic world has been built on microscopy. But traditional optical microscopy techniques suffer from major fundamental limitations - images are blurred so that features that are smaller than a wavelength of light, or features that are three-dimensional (that is, all living things) cannot be accurately recorded. In the imaging concepts group we research computational-microscopy techniques that break these traditional rules and apply them to real biological problems such as imaging 3D blood flow within whole zebra fish or within the human eye; or for recording gigapixel images with sub-micron resolution. See links below for additional information.

We seek a PhD student to join our team researching a new computational-microscopy technique that will aim to record three-dimensional movies of super-resolved nanometre-scale cell dynamics. The ideal student will have an enthusiasm for combining optical science, advanced computational techniques and experimental optics. Applicants should have a 1st or 2i degree in Physics, Engineering or a cognate science.

The student will be jointly supervised by Prof Andy Harvey and Dr Jonny Taylor within the Imaging Concepts Group. Please submit a CV and covering letter to Prof Andy Harvey by the deadline above. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisors in advance for informal discussions. Applicants should email a CV with covering letter to Prof Andy Harvey at the address below as soon as possible. Your covering letter should explain your motivation and suitability for the position. Additional information about this post can be found here


References

The links below are for some recent publications pertinent to this PhD:
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.198104
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5093310%40app.2019.CTOI2019.issue-1
https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=boe-9-12-6444
Additional information about the imaging Concepts Group can be found at:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/physics/research/groups/imagingconcepts/staff%20and%20students/
https://figshare.com/authors/Imaging_Concepts_Group/6905342
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