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The University of Nottingham, School of Biology, MSc Biological Photography and Imaging

The following list is all of the Internal staff and external staff who teach and associated to the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course.

The University of Nottingham Staff

Dr Kate Durrant MSc Course Director
Dr Thomas Hartman University Teaching Associate Science Specialist
Dr David Fox  MSc Museum Curator
Steve Galloway Taught Course Specialist
Tim Smith Senior Technician SEM

Visiting Teaching Staff

Luke Saddler Videographer [ HDSLR Filmmaker ] Final Cut Pro/ Adobe Premier
Helen Walsh Freelance Photographer, Designer, Illustrator
Alex Hyde Landscape Photographer, Adobe Product specialist
Katherine Dixon Web Design, Photographer, Videographer
Frankie Buckle Zeiss specialist, Photographer
Kelly Neaves
Jill Groom Photographer, Marine Biology
David Newton Canon Eos Trainer, Photographer, Writer

Supporting Industrial  Members

Geoff Espin Photographer, Orchid Specialist
Raymond Fitchett Sigma Photographic
Fran Maloni Jigsaw24 Apple Mac Computers
Jason Batterham Calumet Photographic

External Lecturing Staff

Professor Heather Angel Professional Wildlife Photographer
Gavin Thurston Professional Filmmaker
Stephen Moss BBC Natural History Unit Bristol
Dr Rob Lambert Tourism and Environment
Dr Paul Eggleton Natural History Museum
Phil Songhurst Consultant

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Although emasculated spiders can no longer be lovers, they are better fighters, a new study says.

In many spider species, males have sex using two appendages known as pedipalps. But males will often lose one or both pedipalps during the act—behavior that might seem like a bad idea evolutionarily, since it renders the male sterile.

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Worms on special diet make fluorescent silk

A special diet is all it takes to make a silkworms produce fluorescent silk

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This information brought to us  by Luke Saddler , Dr Kate Durrant and Peter Moonlight

The 11th Wellcome Image Awards were announced on 23 February 2011, recognising the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images among recent acquisitions to Wellcome Images, as chosen by a panel of judges. The winning images are on display in Wellcome Collection until 10 July 2011

Optical projection tomography

Optical projection tomography (OPT) is a relatively new imaging technique, developed in 2002 with the aim of accurately imaging the development of 3D structures. It works by projecting light through a whole specimen. The specimen is prepared in an organic clearing agent to assist light penetration and is mounted on a revolving stage. The light passes through the sample and is captured by a detector, producing a ‘quantative shadow’. The denser the tissue, the less light that penetrates and so the shadow created is darker. A series of these ‘shadow projections’ are captured at different angles as the sample revolves, so that information is generated through 360 degrees. All the images are reconstructed using computer software to create an accurate 3D image of the whole sample. This technique is useful for tracking gene expression using visible light as well as fluorescence methods and has the added benefit that larger samples can be imaged than is normally possible on standard confocal microscopes.

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Sem Pictures

Sem Pictures can you name any of these items which have been taken under a SEM

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The Hasselblad H4D-50 has a Kodak 50 Megapixel sensor measuring 36 x 48mm. This is twice the size of any of the 35mm DSLR sensors. Handling the Hasselblad H4D-50 is like handling a DSLR but with the quality of Medium Format and more, the camera is a total breeze to handle and the ease-of-use is one of the best features. With this camera the students could take their photography to a higher level, with advanced high quality images. In a multi user environment the ease-of-use and flexibility of the systems is one of the requirements we like. The Hasselblad H4D-50 allows us to use it as a point-and–shoot or we can a extreme advanced macro system with tilt/shift functions, we plan to work tethered as most of the image capturing will be either studio or lab, in the lab we plan to attach to microscopes for enormous magnification.

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Today was a microscope day; Tom Hartman started the Microscopy and Image Analysis module. For the next eleven Mondays the students on the biological imaging and photography M.S.c at Nottingham University will carry out various projects both scientific and photographic.










Photography by Steve Galloway

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