Martin is currently deputy head of microscopy prototyping in the electron microscopy science technology platform (EM STP) at the Francis Crick Institute where he leads the group’s hardware and software development projects. He did his MPhys in physics with electronics and optoelectronics, MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems and DPhil in experimental atomic physics all at the University of Sussex, followed by a postdoc in experimental quantum information at the University of Leeds. In 2010, he moved to the vascular biology lab at Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute, where he later joined the electron microscopy unit. In 2015, the LRI became part of the new Francis Crick Institute and shortly after moved to its new location in Camden, London.
Microscopy background: Optical System Development, Image Analysis
Posted by Martin Jones, on 16 July 2020Recent years have seen remarkable developments in imaging techniques and technologies, producing increasingly rich datasets that require huge amounts of costly technological infrastructure, computational power and researcher effort to process. Techniques such as light-sheet microscopy and volume electron microscopy routinely generate terabytes worth of data overnight. With a single data acquisition producing more images than