6 Jul 2023

RMS Scientific Imaging Competition winners revealed at mmc2023

Winning entries on display at mmc2023

The RMS is delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Scientific Imaging Competition.

Covering all branches of microscopy, this year's entries were among the finest seen in the history of the competition.

A shortlist of around 50 images - across six different categories - formed an eye-catching exhibition at mmc2023 in Manchester this week.

Following some difficult deliberations by the judges, the following images were announced as the winners and runners-up:

AFM and Scanning Probe Microscopies

  • 1st:Thomas Hackl, TU Wien / Automation and Control Institute (ACIN). Particle or Wave?
  • 2nd: Lars Mester, attocube systems AG. Polymer brush PS-PMMA imaged with tapping AFM-IR at 8.7 µm wavelength    

Electron Microscopy - Life Sciences

  • 1st: Josef Spacek, Professor of Pathology, Charles University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czechia. A look inside the pyramidal cell of the cerebral cortex.    
  • 2nd: Sandy McLachlan, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. What Goes Up Must Come Down

Electron Microscopy - Physical Sciences

  • 1st: Steve Gschmeissner. Plastic pollution    
  • 2nd: Zeeshan Mughal, The Open University. Peek-A-Boo, a snail in the nano-world

Light Microscopy - Life Sciences

  • 1st: Vitoria Murakami Olyntho, McMaster University. Intestinal villi of a food-allergic mouse    
  • 2nd: Dan Marks, Imperial College PhD Student. Dimensionality in Ovarian Cancer

Light Microscopy - Physical Sciences

  • 1st: Cagri Yalcin. Crystallization Scene of Magnesium Nitrate dissolved in water and ethanol
  • 2nd: Nathan Renfro, GIA. Aquamarine Cave        

Short Video

  • 1st Life Sciences: Annalisa Bellandi, Faulkner laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. A small plant with mighty signals - plants transmit wounding information to distal leaves    
  • 1st Physical Sciences: Albert D. Smith, TESCAN-UK. Wave of Relief