The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo

These are the Photomicrography Competition 2012 winners, of  the annual Nikon’s Small World microscope photography.

1st Place- 2012 Photomicrography Competition, Dr. Jennifer L. Peters & Dr. Michael R. Taylor, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.  Subject Matter: The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo (20x)



Live newborn lynx spiderlings

2nd Place- 2012 Photomicrography Competition
Walter Piorkowski
South Beloit, Illinois, USA
Subject Matter: Live newborn lynx spiderlings (6x)
Technique: Reflected Light, Fiber Optics, Image Stacking

 

Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments

3rd Place- 2012 Photomicrography Competition
Dr. Dylan Burnette
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Subject Matter: Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue) (63x)
Technique: Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM)

 

Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development

4th Place- 2012 Photomicrography Competition
Dr. W. Ryan Williamson
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Subject Matter: Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green) (1500x)
Technique: Confocal

 

 Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine

5th Place- 2012 Photomicrography Competition
Honorio Cócera-La Parra
University of Valencia
Museum of Geology, Department of Geology
Benetusser, Valencia, Spain
Subject Matter: Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, Spain (18x)
Technique: Transmitted Light

Photomicrography Competition 2012 winners

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