ToScA 2014 highlights
The second annual Tomography for Scientific Advancement (ToScA) symposium took place at the Museum on 1-3 September 2014.
We would like to thank the speakers, sponsors and delegates who helped to make the conference a great success.
The symposium included three days of talks by computed tomography experts and some stunning images in the micro-CT competition.
Speakers shared recent advances in the development and application of CT, and discussed common issues in big data, sharing and legal ownership.
Poster competition winners
- First place: Robert Stephenson
- Runners-up: Ronald Seidel and Peter Swart
Travel grants for students were provided by CCPi and awarded to Laura North and Robert Stephenson.
Image competition winners
- First place: Miguel Garcia-Sanz
- Runners-up: Erica Seccombe and Stefan Mairhofer
There were some spectacular entries in the Nikon micro-CT image competition, including depictions of the internal structure of colonial coral, a time-lapse of mung bean growth and an insight into plant root systems.
The winning image
The picture reveals the presence of several molluscs growing inside the holes of a coral, Siderastra radians.
The specimen was collected from marine phanerogam seagrass beds in Sainte-Marie (Guadeloupe, Caribbean) by Claude Bouchon and Pascal Jean Lopez.