Innovation in Imaging


Innovation in Imaging
Dr Anne Rios from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) in Melbourne , is using the state-of-the art imagining equipment to visualise the activity of cells in both normal and cancerous environments.

Raised in Marseille, France, Dr Rios came to Australia in 2006, bringing her rare skills in imaging to WEHI.

Dr Rios is the only researcher in Australia – and one of the few in the world – to filming 3D the activity of cells in breast tissue. This technique, which shows how cells move and interact in real time, provides insights into how breast cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and spread throughout the body. For her innovation, Dr Rios was the Neil Lawrence prize-winner from the 2016 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards.

To see this technology in action, watch this video

For our full interview with Dr Rios on how she developed this technology, pick up the April issue of MiNDFOOD.


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