We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 BSCB Image Competition are:
First: Massimo Ganassi; King’s College, London
Second: Alessandro Bossio; University College, London
Third: Sonia Muliyil; University of Oxford
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1st Prize: Massimo Ganassi
The beautiful microscopic structure of pectoral fin and hypaxial muscles of a Danio rerio larvae is revealed by immunostaining of fast (red) and slow (green) myosins. All nuclei are highlighted in blue.
2nd Prize: Alessandro Bossio
Rainbow in the mouse hippocampus: the hippocampus is a region of the brain important for learning and memory. In this single stack confocal image nuclei are labelled in blue, mature neurons in green, axons and dendrites from cells infected by AAV1 virus to express mCherry are visible in red.
3rd Prize: Sonia Muliyil
Waves in the retina (Snapshot of a Drosophila adult retina) : This confocal image shows a tangential section of the Drosophila adult retina comprised of multiple photoreceptors and inter-ommatidial cells. Phalloidin (blue) marks the photoreceptor light sensitive membranes, also known as the rhabdomeres ,present apically while Na+ -K+ ATPase (green) marks the baso-lateral membranes of the Photoreceptors. This section is also co-labeled with an anti-caspase antibody (red).
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Many thanks to all those who entered!
You can view previous winners here.