Imaging means making an image of something – representing the form of an object as a picture. This can include taking a photograph of a star or an X-ray of a body part, doing an ultrasound scan or viewing a tiny cell down a microscope. Different types of images provide different information about an object although no image can tell us everything.
In this zone you’ll meet one scientist using x-rays to watch electrons perform acrobatics in new materials and another studying a molecule that works as a ‘taxi-service’ for medicines and finding out how it travels into the cells. There is a scientist helping to develop image guided radiation therapy machines for cancer treatment, a scientist finding out which galaxies we can see with our telescopes, and another focusing on the discovery of new antibiotics from the marine environment, such as the Red Sea.