School of Medical Sciences

2009 competition - trophy and visualisation and analysis winner


Chez Viall from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (centre) with her prize and supervisors Dr Larry Chamley (left) and Dr Qi Chen (right).


The winning  image shows first trimester placental villi that have been cultured for 24 hours. The cytoplasm of cells making up the villi are stained green with Cell Tracker CMFDA, and nuclei counter-stained with propidium iodide (here white).

The z-stack of the villi was imaged at 20X magnification on the Zeiss LSM 710 inverted confocal microscope (BIRU) and the 3D rendering processed with ZEN software.

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