PSI Sandpit: Spectroscopy and imaging in biological systems
|Dates:||2 March 2022|
|Times:||10:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Photon Science Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
This sandpit will showcase the state-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopy equipment located in the Photon Science Institute and demonstrate examples of how it can be used to image and analyse complex biological samples to provide unique information. Instrumentation includes X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT), elemental and molecular mapping with secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), optical imaging techniques, X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Infrared Spectroscopy.
This event is one of 3 sandpits which the Photon Science Institute (PSI) is hosting to explore research collaboration opportunities between the PSI and biomedical researchers. The 3 sandpits are listed below:
• Biomedical engineering and clinical solutions (28th Feb)
• Spectroscopy and imaging in biological systems (2nd March)
• Probing dynamics and quantum effects in biology (9th March)
The aim of the sandpit events is to generate proposals for new UoM collaborations.
£15k seed-funding is available (plus additional funding for X-ray CT experiments) which will be awarded to the top-ranked proposals. Each event will consist of short talks by PSI academics introducing capabilities and we are inviting presentations from biomedical researchers to explain their research challenges. A networking session will follow to discuss potential proposals. Lunch will be provided.
If you would like to attend one or more of the sandpit events, please register using the link below by 22nd February via Eventbrite indicating if you would like to present your biological research challenges.
• Tim Burnett “X-ray CT for Life Science Research”
• Louise Natrajan “Multiphoton imaging in biological systems”
• Mark Dickinson “Photoacoustic imaging and polarisation sensitive optical coherence tomography”
• Nick Lockyer “Chemical Imaging with Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry”
• Katie Moore “Chemical mapping with NanoSIMS (Secondary ion Mass Spectrometry) at the subcellular scale.”
• Alice Bowen “Electron Paramagnetic Resonance for Biology: Long Range Applications”
• Floriana Tuna “Electron Paramagnetic Resonance for Biology: Probing Electron Transfer and Metal Ion Environments”
• Patrick Parkinson “High-throughput optical imaging and spectroscopy, non-linear spectroscopy, single-photon measurement and time-resolved emission”
• Alex Walton “X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy”
• Iain Crowe “Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits for chip-based sensing and imaging applications”
• Jessica Boland “Non-destructive, non-contact imaging on nanoscale length scales using scattering-type near-field optical microscopy”
• Tom Waigh “Microrheology and single molecule experiments”
Travel and Contact Information
Henry Royce Hub Building