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Welcome to the 3D Pollen Project!

We're scanning and printing the world's pollen in 3D and sharing the outputs for outreach, education and research. We want this to be a resource that's widely representative and useful to all, so please tell us what pollen you want us to include!

On these pages you can find out more about the project (including who we are, what we're doing, and how we're doing it), follow our progress, and access our resources. We also have suggestions on how to use the models in outreach, and a list of similar projects focusing on different samples.

We hope it's useful – if you have any comments, questions or feedback, please get in touchWe'd love to hear from you!

Did you know?

A handful of pollen contains about the same number of calories as a hamburger.

Factoid and image from 'Burning Pollen'

by Randall Munroe

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This picture, entitled 'Not to be sneezed at,' was created by Oli Wilson from 3D pollen scans generated as part of this project. It won the Research Image Competition at the University of Reading's Doctoral Research Conference in 2019.

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