I am a post-doctoral research associate in the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials at the University of Bath. Following my PhD in nano-photonics, I moved to the Bath Open Instrumentation Group, leading development of the OpenFlexure Microscope software. Now specialising in scientific instrumentation control, I'm working with collaborators in Tanzania and Cambridge to bring our open-source microscope platform to a wide global community of scientific researchers, medical experts, and hobbyists.
The OpenFlexure Microscope is an open-source, 3D-printed motorised microscope targeted towards medical applications in sub-Saharan Africa. This talk will introduce our work with local innovation hubs, research institutions, and clinics to develop control software that encourages contributions across all communities, from school pupils to professors.