Measurement methodology development
Development of physical sciences techniques to study our themes
The development of new methodologies based on physical principles has enabled many discoveries in the life sciences. For example, the first optical microscopes led to the discovery of cells, x-ray diffraction techniques led to the determination of protein structures and the structure of DNA, and laser scanning confocal microscopy is now a widespread tool in studying cellular and subcellular process. This cross-cutting theme aims to bring together researchers developing new methodologies with applications in the life sciences. Methodology development at Imperial spans a wide range of techniques from quantitative optical sensing and microscopy techniques through to the development of novel mass spectrometry approaches.