Dr Chas Nelson
- Honorary Research Fellow (School of Physics & Astronomy)
Personal webpage: http://www.chasnelson.co.uk
Chas is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow whilst he is on secondment as Chief Technology Officer of gliff.ai. Chas' academic work has focussed on developing bioimage analysis and instrumentation tools for quantified imaging in the life sciences. His current focus is on gliff.ai, a Durham University spin-out he founded during his PhD whilst his research efforts continue to focus on quantitative bioimaging, light sheet fluorescence microscopy and zebrafish embryology. Chas is active in the microscopy community and involved in a variety of training courses, largely focussed on python for biologists and bioimage analysis. After a PhD in Computer Science at the Durham University, he did a post-doc at the University of Glasgow before being awarded both an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellowship and an LKAS Research Fellowship in Data Science, from which he is currently on secondment. Chas' interest in phototoxicity stems from years of quantifying biological images and seeing the unintended effects that imaging and experimentation have on the samples being studied.