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Adaptive Prospective Optical Gating

As Research Assistant to Dr Jonathan Taylor (Glasgow University) I worked on real-time image processing for the synchronisation of 3D images of the in vivo, beating zebrafish heart. Through this project we have developed a technique we call adaptive prospective optical gating. The constant motion of the heart is a major obstacle to live imaging and, in the past, fish have been fixed or their heartbeats have been pharmaceutically slowed down.