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The CAMDU team

Laura Cooper

Research Fellow in Computing/Image Analysis, Warwick Medical School

lauracooper I am a Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School providing support for image analysis, data storage and automation. Previously, I have worked at the Warwick Mathematics Institute, studying numerical modelling of viscoelastic flows, and at the University of Southampton, using mathematical and image based modelling to investigate fluid flow in soil. I completed my PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Southampton where I studied fluid flow in the lymphatic system using image based and computational modelling. I have an MMath degree from the University of East Anglia.

David Corcoran

Lattice lightsheet specialist, Warwick Medical School

PhotoOfDavidI run our Wellcome funded lattice light sheet facility within the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology. This includes support for: experimental design, image acquisition, user training, maintenance, image analysis, and data sharing.

Previously, I did research in molecular and cellular biology in my PhD at Imperial College London and two post-doc positions in Florida, USA. This included a variety of light microscopy techniques across various types of samples (cells, mice, flies, fixed, live, cleared, expanded, etc). Before this, I did my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bath.


Claire Mitchell

Microscopy specialist, Warwick Medical School

Claire MitchellAs microscopy specialist for WMS, my role entails helping out with all general light microscopy needs within the School. Before coming to Warwick, I worked as a multiphoton microscopy specialist at King's College London. Prior to this, I completed post-doctoral positions at the University of Leicester and Imperial College building advanced multiphoton microscopes. I completed my PhD in Biophotonics at the University of St. Andrews in 2015 where I was working on optical manipulation and imaging of plant and mammalian cells, specialising in ultrafast photonics. My undergraduate study was undertaken at the University of Leeds, where I graduated with an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics.

Helena Coker

Lattice lightsheet specialist, Warwick Medical School

Helena CokerI’m an Imaging Specialist working with the Lattice Light Sheet microscope in the Mechanochemical Cell Biology building. Day to day I manage the microscope, this involves alignment and facilitating use by other researchers. Prior to this I completed my PhD in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Oxford. My focus was single molecule techniques for studying diffusion in artificial lipid bilayers, specifically interferometric scattering (iSCAT) and TIRF microscopies. I completed my undergraduate MSci. in Natural Sciences at the University of Bath.

Erick Martins Ratamero

Research Fellow in Computational Image Analysis, Division of Biomedical Sciences

erick.jpgI was a Research Fellow in the Division of Biomedical Sciences providing support to multiple groups on image analysis, storage and automation. Prior to that, I have worked as a Research Associate with Prof. Rudolf Roemer in the Department of Physics on a short, 5-month project simulating and visualising protein flexibility right after finishing a Ph.D in the Department of Physics at Warwick, working with Prof. Matthew Turner on the theoretical biophysics of bacterial division. In the past, I have obtained a double M.Sc. degree in Complex Systems Sciences from the École Polytechnique (France) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and B.Sc. in Telecommunications from Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil).

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The CAMDU team


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