Amanda Wilson

Amanda has a BSc in Animal Physiology, 20 years experience in biological microscopy, and an MA in Digital Moving Image. She spends half her time doing science, as a technical microscopist in the Advanced Light Microscopy facility at the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The other half of her time is spent on artistic pursuits, writing about art-science and using microscopes and digital manipulation to create images and short films. She has published an article for Leonardo journal, and has won several awards at competitions run by organisations such as the Royal Microscopical Society, The Society of Electron Microscope Technology and The British Heart Foundation. Amanda has a passion for art-science, and is interested in pursuing a rigorous definition of this discipline, beyond the loose label applied to science images that happen to be pleasing or attractive, or art that merely draws inspiration or imagery from an aspect of scientific study. Her dream would be to establish and maintain the world's first microscope imaging facility for the production of art-science.

United Kingdom