Dr Lauren Toms


Lauren is a Scientist in Single Molecule Localisation Microscopy (SMLM) with over six years’ of experience using and optimising super-resolution microscopy techniques.

Lauren has a PhD from the University of Manchester, where she used advanced microscopy to investigate the ultrastructure of proteins in cardiac myocytes in health and heart failure.

At Medicines Discovery Catapult, Lauren has established the SMLM technique for use in drug discovery across a wide range of sample types to answer different biological questions. This technique provides more information than previously possible with fluorescence microscopy, achieving resolutions of <20nm.