ESRF and UCL scientists awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant
for human organ imaging project
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded $1 million to an imaging research project led by three researchers, among them Prof Peter Lee and Rebecca Shipley from UCL (University College London), and ESRF scientist Dr Paul Tafforeau, as part of a world-wide call to advance deep tissue imaging.
The project, named “Anatomical to cellular synchrotron imaging of the whole human body”, promises to develop a transformational X-ray tomography technology that will enable the scanning of a whole human body with unprecedented resolution of 25 microns, thinner than a human hair – tens of times the resolution of a CT scanner. Further, it can then zoom into local areas with cellular-level imaging, or one micron – over 100x better resolution than a CT scanner. This imaging project is based on the recent Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS)