Chas J Nelson
My research interests focus on the interface of hardware, software and wetware in the pursuit of high quality, quantitative bioimaging. This interface requires the integration of skills from computing, engineering, physics, chemistry and the life sciences and, as such, my research career has moved me between disciplines and has always involved a large number of cross-disciplinary collaborations.
There are many interesting challenges at this interface including the reductions of photo-damage, the issues of low signal-to-noise ratios and of complex objects and images often with occluded or incomplete structures. These complications often have to be solved in a scenario-specific manner using a combination of bright optics (pun intended) and computational analysis.