We hope you enjoy viewing this collection of fascinating and interpreted images. The primary aim of this site is to provide students, schools and interested public with images and movies created using research level equipment and techniques, and also to illustrate specific points using animated clips and interactivity. This site makes extensive use of Adobe Flash and a free plug-in is required to view the content.
CELLpics is not a library (other excellent sites fulfil this role) but a website where selected images are interpreted using the CIMR GridPoint
devices together with static and pop-up notes. Weblinks are included to more detailed information available on The British Society for Cell Biology softCELL and other websites.
Many of the images have been generously supplied by specialists in cell biology who wish to share with you their excitement of seeing and understanding the inside of a cell.
This site has been devised and produced by Matthew Gratian of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) and David Archer of the British Society for Cell Biology (BSCB) and is the result of a collaboration between the CIMR (Director - Prof. Gillian Griffiths
), The BSCB (President - Professor Jordan Raff) and in association with: Dr Catherine Botting, Biomedical Sciences, University of St Andrews (UK), Professor Carol MacKintosh, Professor of Molecular Signalling, University of Dundee (UK), Professor Michael Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London and Wellcome Images.
Wellcome Images is the world's leading source of images on the history of medicine, modern biomedical science and clinical medicine. Its new web site http://images.wellcome.ac.uk
provides access to all these images in screen-size resolution free of charge for viewing and downloading for non-commercial purposes.
Please contact us
if you would like to leave feedback or if you wish to contribute material to the site. We currently wish to cover the following topics: molecular motors, chloroplasts, peroxisome, lysosome, microtubules.