1st Prize, Electron Microscopy - Life Sciences
SEM image of a Bacterial culture from a mobile phone. The average handset carries 18 times more potentially harmful germs than a flush handle in a men's toilet, tests have revealed.
2nd prize, Electron Microscopy - Life Sciences
False coloured SEM image that resembles a colony of strange creatures milling about on a rock face. What the image actually shows is a close up of a ragworm's head. The ragworm is a type of marine worm.
1st Prize, Electron Microscopy - Physical Sciences
Zeroth order diffracted intensity of a structured electron beam generated using a focused-ion-beam-prepared holographic aperture comprising a superposition of two Laguerre-Gaussian states with quantum numbers L and p of (4,4) and (-4,2), respectively. Acknowledgments: Amir Tavabi, Federico Venturi, Gian-Carlo Gazzadi, Penghan Lu, Steffano Frabboni, Ebrahim Karimi, Vincenzo Grillo,
2nd Prize, Electron Microscopy - Physical Sciences
This biomimetic form is a self-assembled inorganic structure of barium carbonate that mimics life in fossil form. And at the same time reminds us an old micrometer-scale microphone. The image was acquired with a scanning electron microscope at 1kV in decceleration mode.
Lionel Cervera Gontard
1st prize, Light Microscopy - Life Sciences
The brain of the marine planktonic salp Iasis cylindrica is shown in high magnification. It is stained with antibodies against serotonin (green) and tyrosinated-alpha-tubulin (red), and the nuclei marker Dapi (blue).
2nd Prize, Light Microscopy - Life Sciences
Inside the brain ventricles, the choroid plexus (right corner) represents the barrier between the body immune system (Macrophages, green round cells) and the brain-specific counterpart (Microglia, green ramified cells in left corner). Immunofluorescent image acquired via Leica laser scanning confocal microscope. Green:Iba1 (Immune cells) Red:Laminin (blood vessels) Blue:DAPI (cell nuclei). Image size: 0.5 x 0.5 mm.
2nd Prize, Light Microscopy - Physical Sciences
Differencial interference contrast microscopy technique using a Nikon Eclipse LV100 microscope. Magnification 20x Field of view 0.72mm.
1st Prize, Light Microscopy - Physical Sciences
In a sol-gel process, particles in a colloidal solution (sol) are converted to form a solid network (gel). Here, a spin-coated liquid sol film was covered by glass slide. Before solidifying air displaces the sol forming the viscous fingers pattern. The thin film interferes with visible light creating the colours.
1st prize, Scanning Probe Microscopy
Highest resolution image of single LH2 nonamer rings where defects in the ring are visible and single subunits can be discerned.
2nd Prize, Scanning Probe Microscopy
This Atomic Force Microscopy image show E. coli cells under a blanket made of Graphene Oxide sheets. This is one of the mechanisms of Graphene Oxide antibacterial activity.
Conference App, People's Choice Prize
Hebe anther with pollen scanned with confocal microscopy, using blue and red lasers. Auto-fluorescence was detected in four different channels, Zeiss 2012 Zen Black and Photoshop was used to enhance the colours. Water mounted sample, magnification 100x.
Robert Markus & Zsuzsa Markus