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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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There are more similarities between humans and fruit flies

This year’s Cambridge Science Festival is opening up the work of the university’s four fly laboratories. Take a tour with Dr Irene Miguel-Aliaga from the Department of Zoology.


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Turn Your mobile Into a High-Powered Scientific Microscope

Using tape, rubber and a tiny glass ball, researchers transformed an iPhone into a cheap, yet powerful microscope able to image tiny blood cells. They’ve also added a clinical-grade cellphone spectroscope that might be able to measure some vital signs.

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Eye Photography [ Art ] or is it

Or is it, would you or would you not buy this as an image to place on a wall, for it to be looked at. Does the image draw you in or does it make you shudder, strange what images can do to us what are your thoughts.

The Photographer

Suren was born in Yerevan during 1976. He has received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Yerevan State University in 2001 for research in the field of Quantum Chaos. The next year he did receive The President Award of Republic of Armenia for the investigations into the field of quantum technologies. He is scientific researcher at the Institute of Physical Research at the National Academy of Sciences since 1997.
Suren can play 5 musical instruments: guitar, cello, piano, block flute, and lyre. He teaches physics, mathematics and astronomy at Yerevan Waldorf School for more than 10 years.
Suren started to photograph when he was sixteen. He became a professional photographer during 2006. Suren has involvement in nearly in all fields of photography, especially in Macro, Portraits, Creative photo projects, Landscape.

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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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Are these pictures within art or are they science or are they both in one, is amazing photography good art

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