School of Medical Sciences


BIRU image competition 2012 - highly commended entries

Electron Microscopy


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Linda Graham & Jaswin Narayan
LabPLUS

Flat Stick - crystals within the renal podocytes composed of light chain

Acquired on the Tecnai G2 Spirit Twin transmission electron microscope

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Light microscopy


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Dr Olivia Holland
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Tethered by a thin stalk of zona pellucida cells, an oocyte floats within its follicle.

Equipment: Taken with the Nikon Eclipse E400.

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Light microscopy


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Chez AliceViall
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Shy nuclei hiding behind veils of decay accelerating factor This image shows JAR choriocarcinoma cells that have been stained while live with decay accelerating factor and hematoxylin

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Confocal laser scanning microscopy


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Dr Olivia Holland
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dead or alive? Aggregations of nuclei shed from a human placenta blush pink where damaged DNA is present.

Equipment: composite of several images taken with the Olympus FV1000 confocal microscope

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Visualisation and analysis


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Kazuhide Shaun Okuda
Department of
Molecular Medicine & Pathology

Imaged on the Olympus FV1000 Live Cell Imaging Confocal Microscope.

 

Live imaging of the zebrafish facial lymphatic vessel and pectoral fin vessel at 1.5 to 2 days post fertilisation. lyve1 expression (green) shows vessel development and nuclear kdrl expression (red) shows the single cell migration. Scale bar: 100 ┬Ám. Time: 9 hours

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