We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 BSCB Image Competition are:
First: Cristiano Lucci; School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham
Second: Anneliese Norris; School of Biology, University of St Andrews
Third =: Mohammad Mofatteh; MRC LMB, Cambridge
Third=: Alan Prescott; College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
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Primary cortical neurons in compartmentalised microfluidic chambers, which separate axons and cell bodies. Neurons were stained with acetylated tubulin antibody (Red) and DAPI (blue). Calcein (Green), is a cell-permeant dye applied in the axonal side and which is used to label those neurons that have extended axons to the other side.
A section through the embryonic mouse telencephalon at E18.5 showing the L1 expressing corpus callosum (labelled orange) and cells of cortical origin labelled with GFP (green). Section is counterstain with DAPI (blue).
Beautifully repeated segments of Drosophila melanogaster embryonic nervous system, stage 16/17, ventral view. Stained for Futsch (green, segmented sensory neurons and dispersed cell bodies in the ventral nerve cord) and Ank2-L (magenta, segmented ventral nerve cord and a subset of sensory neurons). Imaged with a Zeiss LSM780 confocal microscope.
Confocal image of a transverse section of the rectus muscle of the eye taken from the mito-QC mouse (McWilliams et al., (2016) JCB, 214(3)). Mitochondria express eGFP and mCherry but in lysosomes the eGFP, green fluorescence is quenched. Bright red dots are mitolysosomes. Nuclei are DAPI blue.
You can find out more about the winners here:
Many thanks to all those who entered!
You can view previous winners here.