X-ray tomography is increasingly being applied in the area of life sciences research. Yet, this represents a tiny drop in the ocean when compared to its use in physical sciences research. Recent developments in advanced x-ray optics, cryo sample stages and phase contrast techniques has enabled laboratory based tomography systems such as those in HMXIF to peer into the structures of biomaterials and biological tissues at several length and time scales.
This workshop will bring together the life sciences research community with experts in X-ray tomography. The aim of the day is to identify challenges where X-ray imaging can advance/enhance research in biomaterials or biology and to design proof of concept studies to be conducted in HMXIF.