Imaging the Developing Eye

As an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellow (University of Glasgow) I have begun to explore the challenges of imaging eye development in zebrafish. The two key challenges are the optical power of the eye lens, which focusses light in a way undesirable for imaging, and the light-sensitive nature of the retina.

Vessel Enhancement

Working with Cigdem Sazak and Boguslaw Obara (Durham University) I developed a new approach for the enhancement of vessel-like objects in biological and medical imaging called the bowler-hat transform. We have used this approach in the analysis of fungal and slime mould networks, with our collaborator Mark Fricker (Oxford University), retinal imaging and brain vasculature. My contribution to this work was funded by the EPSRC. The key output of this work was published in Pattern Recognition.