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Dr Adrian Burden
Key IQ Ltd & Innovate Malvern CIC
Adrian Burden is Technical Director of Key IQ and Managing Director of Innovate Malvern. He has used various forms of electron and light microscopy during his career, winning the International Pergamon Carbon Journal Prize for his D.Phil. thesis that involved observing fullerenes forming in realtime in a modified electron microscope. Currently he works on a variety of business and technology projects whilst actively promoting STEM careers to the UK’s next generation of innovators.
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University of Cambridge
Vikas is a Herchel Smith Fellow at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. During his PhD at Caltech, USA, he worked on a wide range of in vivo imaging and analysis techniques including 2-photon light sheet microscopy and hyper-spectral imaging of biological processes across the length and time scales. Alongside being a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, he also teaches an imaging module for the Systems Biology course at the University. His current research work focusses on visualizing morphogenetic events in 3D aggregates of embryonic stem cells to understand their beautiful self assembly in culture.
Dr Susan Cox
Light Microscopy Representative infocus Editorial Board
King's College London
Susan is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Randall Division of Biophysics at King's College London. Following a PhD in transmission electron microscopy at Cambridge, she spent three years at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Los Alamos looking at the behaviour of the low temperature phases of strongly correlated electron systems. Her current primary interest is the development of new super-resolution localisation microscopy techniques, both through the development of optical systems and the creation of novel image analysis algorithms. She uses these techniques to investigate the behaviour of the cytoskeleton in live cells at the nanoscale. In 2015, Susan was awarded the RMS Medal for Light Microscopy and the President's Medal of the Society of Experimental Biology for the Cell Section.
Dr Rebecca Higginson
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University of Loughborough
Rebecca is a Reader in Metallurgy in the Department of Materials. Her current research considers the study of microstructural development in metals and composites. Her group has carried out extensive studies on the high temperature oxidation of ferrous alloys. She co-ran an RMS 1-day meeting “Microstructure of High Temperature Oxidation” in 2007. Other work includes microstructural development in hologramatic laser welding, interpenetrating composites, energy materials & ultrasonic consolidation.
Dr Ian Titley
Flow Cytometry Secretary and Representative infocus Editorial Board
Institute of Cancer Research
Ian gained his PhD at King’s College Hospital, London in 1994. From there he moved to the Institute of Cancer Research at South Kensington to run a research flow cytometry facility and moved in 2007 to do the same for the Institute at its Sutton, Surrey campus. He is a member of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer.
Dr Pippa Hawes
Electron Microscopy infocus Editorial Board
Institute of Animal Health
Pippa is the Head of Bioimaging at The Pirbright Institute based in Surrey. Projects centre around investigating the interactions between animal pathogens and host cells. Bioimaging is dedicated to using and developing confocal and electron microscopy techniques to study viruses exotic to the UK that infect farm animals. Pippa has extensive experience in the field of electron microscopy and is an active member of the RMS EM section committee. She believes the RMS has an important role to play in the promotion and teaching of microscopy and is consequently a member of the Outreach and Education committee and lecturer at the RMS EM School.
Dr Hannah Lomax-Browne
Life Sciences Representative infocus Editorial Board
Imperial College London
Hannah works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Centre for Complement and Inflammation Research (CCIR) at Imperial College London. Hannah’s current work involves studying causes and predictors of outcome in IgA nephropathy, utilising light and confocal microscopy to study kidney biopsies from patients. Hannah studied for her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Oxford Brookes University and then went on to study the interactions between cancer cells and cells that line blood vessels for her PhD. Following on from her PhD, Hannah’s first postdoctoral position investigated the role of IgA1 glycoslyation in Breast Cancer. Hannah first became involved with the RMS just before she started her PhD when she attended the RMS Cell Imaging Techniques Course. Hannah relied on microscopy heavily throughout her PhD – light, fluorescence, confocal and electron microscopy - and has remained involved with RMS since, volunteering at the last three mmc-series events and emc2012. She also co-organised the Frontiers in BioImaging meeting in 2011.