2013 Image Contest

The Art of Science Image Contest 2013 Winners

Biophysical Society members submitted over 30 images for the Society's second annual Image Contest, sponsored by Photometrics. The 10 finalist entries were displayed at the 57th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attendees voted for their favorite images. The prizes were donated by Asylum Research and winners were announced Tuesday, February 5, 2013. 

1st Place

Prajnaparamita Dhar, Carbon Nanodiamond Particles (1 wt %) Alter the Morphology of DPPC Monolayers

Fluorescence microscopy imaging shows alterations in the morphology of Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) monolayers at an air/water interface due to extended exposure (8 days) to carbon nanodiamond particles. The images show discrete dark liquid condensed phase domains in a continuous bright liquid expanded phase due to interactions with the carbon nanoparticles.


2nd Place

3rd Place

Dong-Hwee Kim, Geodesic Actin Structure Marketa Havrdova, Number Six is Alive!

A mouse embryonic fibroblas fixed with methanol and stained with phalloidin. Geodesic actin network was captured with Nikon TE2000 fluorescence microscope (60x oil lens used). Apical surface of actin network was colored dark red.

Image of the carp louse (Argulus foliaceus) was obtained from the field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) JSM 7401F (accelerating voltage 3kV, SEI detector (mode SE), magnification 45, WD 14,6 mm). Sample was prepared according to standard protocol for biological samples (fixation, dehydratation, drying, sputter coating with gold). Color of the image was changed in raster graphics editor GIMP.