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Seeing closer: Looking inside bacteria

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15:30 - 16:30


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli, grown in culture and adhered to a cover slip. Credit NIAID

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.

Seeing closer: Looking inside bacteria The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK