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.
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.
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.