Kimi Chapelle, Kathleen Dollman and I are back at the ESRF, being hosted by Vincent and Celine Fernandez and scanning the nicest specimen of Heterodontosaurus ever collected. Hoping to find new information on its postcranial anatomy. Watch this space! Here is a link to the French newspaper article on it: http://www.ledauphine.com/isere-sud/2016/07/27/le-fossile-entier-du-dinosaure-tucki-scanne-au-synchrotron
In the first few days of July, the lab presented eight talks at the biennial Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa meeting in Stellenbosch. Kimi Chapelle hosted a workshop on processing CT data and chaired a very successful session 0n virtual imaging in palaeontology!
My former PhD adviser Jim Clark and his undergraduate student Alex Ruebenstahl visited last month to conduct field work in the Tuli Basin, near the border with Botswana and Zimbabwe. They were joined by Kathleen Dollman, and two promising undergraduate students from Wits University, Viktor Radermacher and Cebisa Mdekazi. Although we found very few dinosaurs, we saw some fantastic wildlife and even visited a croc farm. More on the trip here.