Inner World of Carnivorous Plants
Professor Enrico Coen and his team at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, have recently been awarded €2.5M EU funding to explore the growth and evolution of carnivorous plants. This is part of a new project to convey the inner world of plants through new imaging methods, and the JIC scientists have used 3D imaging techniques to give an inside view of these remarkable leaf structures. Information on how OPT is specifically being used in the project can be …Read more…
LinkedIn Optical Projection Tomography group
Bertrand Vernay, Light Microscopy Facility Manager at the Developmental Biology Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, has created a LinkedIn Optical Projection Tomography group to which all OPT users and collaborators are invited to join. The formation of the group presents an opportunity for discussion of all OPT related topics including sample preparation, hardware, imaging and image processing.
Hope to see you all there!…Read more…
OPT images feature in Cell Picture Show
Beautiful plant images produced using OPT have been featured in the latest Cell Picture Show. The images, created by Karen Lee, Jerome Avondo, Andrew Bangham and Enrico Coen from the John Innes Centre, Norwich are items 8, 10 and 11 of a group of fifteen showcased. The images will also feature in a Daily Mail article in early October.…Read more…
OPT at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego
MRCT’s Development Gap Funded work on colorectal cancer is to be presented twice at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in San Diego, 19th to 22nd May 2012.
MRCT received a Development Gap Fund award in August 2010 to evaluate the diagnostic potential of OPT in the diagnosis of colorectal polyps. This two year project is being carried out in collaboration with the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and the MRC Biostatistics Unit.
Miss Maria Coats, the Clinical Research Fellow …Read more…
‘Embryogenesis’ Cell Picture Show features OPT images
Striking images acquired using OPT have been featured in the latest Cell Picture Show. The images, created by Kieran Short and Ian Smyth from Monash University, are items 10 and 11 of a group of twelve showcased.…Read more…
OPT images win in Wellcome Image Awards 2011
Researchers at Monash and Harvard Universities have won two awards in the 2011 Wellcome Image Awards, for images produced using OPT. The winning images can be viewed on the Wellcome Images website or by clicking on the links below:
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Three-dimensional animation created from optical projection tomography (OPT) data, showing the developing organs of a mouse embryo at embryonic day 12 (E12). The embryo was stained for E-cadherin, a protein that plays an important …
OPT showcased in Wellcome Images ‘Techniques’ section
A video showcasing OPT has been produced by Wellcome Images. In the video, Dr James Sharpe from the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, talks about the technique, which he invented in 2001.
Wellcome Image of the Month
An OPT image of a mouse embryo is this month’s Wellcome Image of the Month. Dr Laura Pastorelli’s image shows an E10.5 mouse embryo stained using fluorescent immunohistochemistry. MF20 antibody highlights striated muscle, which is formed from long fibres and includes both skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle. MF20 staining shows up in red here, and highlights the heart and the somites. The somites will go on to form skeletal muscle, and can be seen running along the spine …Read more…