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Take a look into the tiny world of bacteria with an introduction to cutting edge microscopy techniques.


In his 1665 work Micrographia, Robert Hooke used drawing to help us to begin to understand the world of the small. Today scientists continue trying to “draw” ever-smaller objects, pushing the theoretical limits of light in order to discover more about the world. In his talk, Dr Steve F. Lee discussed the latest developments in imaging technologies, with a specific focus on understanding the structure of bacteria.

This talk was part of The Big Draw - Seeing closer event at the Royal Society on Saturday 17 October 2015.