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Two Hounsfield students defend their PhD

Congratulations to Hounsfield Facility postgraduate students Jonathan Helliwell and Kathryn Grayling on successfully defending their PhD.

What makes the perfect spud?

Hounsfield Facility researchers showcase the potential of X-ray Imaging to visualise potato development to aid selection of the perfect spud.

New water-hunting power of plant roots discovered

New water-hunting power of plant roots discovered
Our scientists have discovered how the presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding that opens up new possibilities to improve water and nutrient foraging for important food crops.
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Nikon prize winner

MicroCT visualisations of maize (left) and wheat (right) roots growing in soil which won a prize in a Nikon image competition at the Tomography for Scientific Advancement (ToScA) symposium which took place at the Natural History Museum 1-3 September 2014. The image was produced by Stefan Mairhofer and Craig Sturrock using data collected by PhD student Jim Johnson.



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Loughborough, LE12 5RD

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email: craig.sturrock@nottingham.ac.uk