My course hugely developed my understanding of physics relative to biology
The exploration and development of imaging techniques to answer biological questions has always fascinated me. By combining my favourite subjects – maths, physics and biology – we can investigate these queries.
The course covers a wide range of imaging modalities and moving from the theory to practice on a specific technique was an enjoyable experience. Additionally, learning the coding language, Python, was surprisingly fun to learn and use.
This course has led to a huge development in my understanding of physics relative to biology as well as the transference of these concepts to code. For example, the conceptually understandable idea of light passing through a lens, is far more complex from a physics and mathematics perspective. Within the code this culminates in a process known as convolution.
Currently, I’m using my knowledge to build a confocal microscope simulation in Python for my research project, allowing a user to simulate this imaging method and refine their parameters before imaging in reality.
After completing the course I aim to do a PhD which applies microscopy to a biological question and delve further into the imaging world.
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