Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Highly commended and special awards - 2016

Electron microscopy - highly commended

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Nurul Haiza Sapiee -Chemical & Materials Engineering

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) binding titanium powder to aid injection moulding process

Electron microscopy - highly commended

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Bianca Heilman – Department of Physiology

SEM of the head of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)

Visualisation and analysis - highly commended

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Ali Mirjalili - Department of Anatomy with Medical Imaging

“The Life” - MRI of a baby during breast feeding

Light microscopy - highly commended

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Ashika Channa - Department of Medicine

Bone erosion in a human joint tissue affected by gout.

Stained with H&E (by Satya Amirapu), viewed using polarising light microscopy with a red filter. Uric acid crystals (the causative agent of gout) are orange and blue under these settings. The image shows inflammatory cells and uric acid crystals adjacent to bone.

See Ashika receiving her prize from Sue

Light microscopy - special mention

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Olena Oryshchuk  - Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology

Captured on the Nikon Microscope !!

"Finding this teddy bear gave me so much joy in a stressful time of my Honours year".  

Confocal microscopy - highly commended

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Wojciech Ambroziak – Department of Physiology/Centre for Brain Research

This image represents a hippocampal pyramidal neuron labelled for MAP2 acquired with ZEISS LSM 710 Inverted Confocal Microscope

Visualisation and analysis - highly commended


Matthew Fields - Auckland Bioengineering Institute
“Cochlea Model.bmp” is a reconstructed 3D model of a guinea pig cochlea after staining with osmium tetroxide and imaging using microCT

Light microscopy - highly commended

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Joanna Mathy - School of Biological Sciences

Two Ships – This image captures the two predominant, morphologically-distinct cell types that differentiate from human peripheral blood monocytes when grown in tissue culture: round and spindle

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

1874, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn

See Joanna receiving her prize from Hilary

Confocal microscopy - highly commended

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Yosuke Nakazawa – Department of Physiology

Mouse Lens axial sectioning image labelled with TRPV4, WGA, and DAPI

See Yosuke receiving his prize from Hilary