View the winning images of the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The top winning photograph went to Dr. Jennifer Peters and Dr. Michael Taylor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for their photomicrograph The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo. It is believed to be the first-ever image showing the formation of the blood-brain barrier in a live animal. Free with NYSCI admission.
This year’s top images inlcude:
1. Dr. Jennifer L. Peters and Dr. Michael R. Taylor, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo
2. Walter Piorkowski, Live newborn lynx spiderlings
3. Dr. Dylan Burnette, National Institutes of Health; Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue)
4. Dr. W. Ryan Williamson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI); Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green)
5. Honorio Cócera-La Parra, University of Valencia; Cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, Spain
Nikon Small World recognizes excellence in photomicrography and showcases the delicate balance between outstanding scientific technique and exquisite artistic quality.