Imaging the Beating Zebrafish Heart

Abstract

Biology is the study of life and most life is four-dimensional (space and time), but for years it has been studied using dead samples and often in only two-dimensions. Our research has developed new techniques that combine optics and computing to image the living, beating heart in zebrafish, a model organism for cardiac disease and injury. This new approach is able to ‘computationally freeze’ the heart and capture three-dimensional time-lapses of heart development and injury response in a non-invasive and minimally harmful way reducing the impact on the animals used whilst enabling better and new biology to be explored.

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Glasgow, UK
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Chas Nelson
LKAS Research Fellow in Data Science

An interdisciplinary scientist with a background in quantitative microscopy and bioimage analysis.