My name is Michael Hughes, I'm a postdoctoral research associate at the Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London. I carry out research in the area of confocal endomicroscopy - for an introduction to this topic have a look at the Wikipedia page, or this blog post. The idea of this site is to summarise various research projects that I am currently working on or have worked on in the past. It’s only partially complete at the moment, but I'll be adding more content when I have the time. As well as my current research, there are details about a past project I worked on in optical coherence tomography for art conservation, and a project and some software relating to medical physics.

Screenshot of The Biophotonics Blog As well as this website I also write a blog on biophotonics - you can see a screenshot to the right. It discusses various applications of optics for medicine and biology - both my own work and other peoples.

I've written quite a bit of of code, mostly in Matlab, during my work in optical coherence tomography and medical physics and I am intending to make as much of it as possible available here. This is in keeping with the principles of reproducible research. On the other hand, I also want to ensure a basic level of quantity in what I upload, so it will be some time before everything appears here in full. All the software on this site also comes with the usual disclaimer that I'm not responsible for any use you decide to put it to.

I welcome any comments or discussion about anything on this site, so please feel free to contact me. I will reply as soon as I find the time.