RJFLaurence Wilson is in the news!

November 5, 2013
RJFLaurence Wilson is in the news!

RJF Laurence Wilson and collaborators report that High-speed holographic microscopy of malaria parasites reveals ambidextrous flagellar waveforms in PNAS.

See the associated BBC NEWS article - Sperm holograms could help fight malaria, Edinburgh scientists find 

A 3D filming technique which captures the corkscrew motion of malaria sperm has been developed by Edinburgh University scientists.

The moving digital holograms have given new insights into how the sperm moves more freely than had been thought. Understanding how malaria parasites mate could pave the way for improved prevention and control of the disease.