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Richard Wheeler
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Tree of Plants
Everyone knows what plants are like; they have leaves and roots, flowers and seeds. Or do they? All of these classic features of plants are actually relatively recent developments in plant evolution. Conifers don't have flowers, ferns don't have seeds or fl...
Everyone knows what plants are like; they have leaves and roots, flowers and seeds. Or do they? All of these classic features of plants are actually relatively recent developments in plant evolution. Conifers don't have flowe...
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Cells and Worms - 1. The Theory
If you scatter 100 worms on a patch of soil 1 meter by 1 meter how many worms will fall on top of another worm? This might seem like a really pointless question, but it is surprisingly relevant to biological research using microscopes. It's also a surprisin...
If you scatter 100 worms on a patch of soil 1 meter by 1 meter how many worms will fall on top of another worm? This might seem like a really pointless question, but it is surprisingly relevant to biological research using mi...
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Monroe, Einstein and Visual Acuity
The recent Mirror newspaper advert in the UK has brought a classic optical illusion back into the public eye; a hybrid image of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein which, up close, looks like Einstein but from further away, or with squinted eyes, looks like ...
The recent Mirror newspaper advert in the UK has brought a classic optical illusion back into the public eye; a hybrid image of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein which, up close, looks like Einstein but from further away, or...
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Lake Tahoe
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Cells and Worms - 2. The Shirt
Last post I talked about how seeing how many worms overlap if you drop them on a patch of ground, how (somehow) this was vaguely related to my scientific research, and that the simulation of this process even generates quite nice pictures. If you thought th...
Last post I talked about how seeing how many worms overlap if you drop them on a patch of ground, how (somehow) this was vaguely related to my scientific research, and that the simulation of this process even generates quite ...
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Cheeky
Human cheek cells are a classic subject of school microscopy. It is easy to collect some by gently scraping the inside of your cheek. This is a high resolution phase contrast image of one of my cheek cells, put together using focus stacking  of a 4 by 4 mon...
Human cheek cells are a classic subject of school microscopy. It is easy to collect some by gently scraping the inside of your cheek. This is a high resolution phase contrast image of one of my cheek cells, put together using...
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Finding Circles
Today's random image processing tip: finding circles in images. Circular structures pop up all over the place, from craters on Mars to cross-sections through microtubules inside cells, and automatically detecting them in an image is often really useful! Tak...
Today's random image processing tip: finding circles in images. Circular structures pop up all over the place, from craters on Mars to cross-sections through microtubules inside cells, and automatically detecting them in an i...
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Hiking to the west of Lake Tahoe
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Figuring Out Good Figures
The main point of doing scientific research is to share the things you discover. After all, what is the point if discovering something if no one knows about it, to work or learn from it? Science is typically shared in research papers, but the actual date is...
The main point of doing scientific research is to share the things you discover. After all, what is the point if discovering something if no one knows about it, to work or learn from it? Science is typically shared in researc...
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Oxford, UK
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Reading, UK - Cambridge, UK
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I am a scientist with a keen interest in scripting, illustration, photography and open source software. If you want to find out more about me, my science and my other work the best place to check is my website.
Education
  • University of Oxford
    Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine, 2008 - present
  • University of Cambridge
    Natural Sciences, 2004 - 2008
  • Reading School
    1999 - 2004
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A quality Oxford pub, but with more of a local village feel. Good range of beers and food, for reasonable prices (at least by Oxford standards). Around the major meal times the kitchen is staffed by a quality chef and his food is excellent. Certainly one of the best burgers in Oxford!
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