Miniature to massive: the micro-world in your hands

Thursday 13 November – Saturday 15 November 2014
10.00am-5.00pm (Thu/Fri)
10.00am-3.00pm (Sat)

Museum Gardens
Bethnal Green
London E2 9PA

Suitable for:
All ages

Exhibit description

The team

From Oxford Brookes University:

- Dr Louise Hughes
- Professor Chris Hawes
- Dr Anne Osterrieder
- Milly Farrell
- Professor Nicola Ragge
- Dr Sue Vaughan
- Dr John Runions

The science behind the exhibit

Even the smallest biological system has a detailed 3D structure, but it is often difficult to determine this accurately. In the past few years new microscopy techniques have allowed us to investigate micro- and nano-structures in 3D and even print the results! We can observe the architecture of complex systems as well as how structures change over time and it is possible to discover processes such as the invasion of our cells by viruses. We can also investigate the process of cell division and how parasites that live in our blood duplicate themselves.

What to expect

- Touch microscopy data with our 3D models of cells, viruses and parasites
- Find out how cells change their shape as they divide and split with our interactive display
- Explore how viruses infect our cells and what different types of virus look and feel like
- Discover 3D microscopy and how we determine the structure of miniature biological systems
- Find out how we print in 3D

News and updates

Project website: www.3dmicroscopy.org

Follow them on Twitter:

@DrLouiseCHughes
@AnneOsterrieder
@HawesChris
@JohnRunions

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