About Me

chas-nelson

I am an interdisciplinary scientist with a background in quantitative microscopy and bioimage analysis. My research interests are focussed on retinal development in zebrafish, a model organism. In particular, I’m interested in how neuronal networks in the retina develop fundamental image processing capabilities.

For an idea of my experience and skills please take a look at my extended CV here.

Current Research

I am currently am EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. My work here is on quantifying retinal waves, spontaneous neuronal activity, in zebrafish. I’m doing this by combining in vivo light sheet microscopy with graph theory analyses. Find out more about my research…

Teaching

I have been actively involved in teaching at undergraduate level for several years now. My particular pedagogical interests are in self-directed courses where students are given shared learning objectives and resources but have the freedom to explore the topic in their own way. Such courses really develop students not just in their knowledge of one topic but also their confidence and a wide range of key skills. Read about my current courses…

Engagement

Engagement with the public and with policy makers is an important part of modern science. As such, I am actively involved in both. Currently, this usually takes the form of speaking at public events, e.g. Cafe Scientifique meetings, and engaging with policy makers in Scotland and the UK through my work with the Royal Society of Biology in Scotland. Read more about my engagement activities…

If you would like more detailed information about my research, teaching or science policy, or would like to chat about something, you can contact me.