Existing SEM flu images are few and far between and are often disappointing and inaccurate. Very much like my last blog I have again been very fortunate in being able to work with Professor Wendy Barclay, at Imperial College, one of our top experts on influenza. Our resulting images have again surprised us showing ultrastructure never seen before plus the huge morphological diversity of the flu virus from its many genera.
Also included in this latest image collection are some early images of natural killer cells (NK) from collaborative work with Professor Mala Maini at UCL.
I’ve always wanted to do some SEM HIV images as felt those available were often disappointing or inaccurate.
I’ve been very fortunate therefore to have had the opportunity to work with Professor Greg Towers and Jane Turner from the University College of London Virology department.
These new images represent the results of this collaboration - view the gallery here.
I believe they are a spectacular result of the ability of scanning electron microscopy to show science in action.
At last a chance to add a couple of new galleries to my new website designed by my cousin Kevin Elliott.
Didn’t want waste the blood from a garden injury, delighted by the beautiful images it produced.
Secondly a collection of bacterial culture from a fingertip, nose, dishcloth and lastly a mobile phone.
Just time to say I was on the one show last Friday on BBC 1 at 7pm.
A feature about hay fever with lots of nice images.
Only a couple of days left to watch if you're interested.
Please tell your friends, my 5 seconds of fame.
Last year was a succesful one competition wise so putting in some links to the results and image galleries so have a look.
Thought I might not bother this year but can't resist.
Also another link to another interesting feature in Metro and the mail plus a link to a course I'm running later in the year in Norwich for anyone interested in learning about what I do.
To produce a variation in the colouring of my images the photolibrary employ outside artists to occasionally colour my images. A new gallery shows how this can produce an image that is often quite different from those I colour. Cesar Pava and Annie Cavanagh are the two great artists who add a new dimension to my work.
I've failed miserably to update my web site but at last I have time for four new image galleries.
Diatoms, my favourite SEM subject plus some organisms found with them.
Bugs, New and interesting bugs plus a new look a some old favourites.
Body, A look at some new body related images, some normal and some more unpleasant.
Nanotech, not all really nanotechnology but a microscopic look at some new innovations.
After nine very happy years working with my great colleague David McCarthy he has done the right thing and retired.
At last I've added a new gallery of a miscellany of images that don't really fit any category.
I hope you enjoy them.
I've also apparently been inspiration for Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen.