• RMS Imaging Competition Winning entries displayed at mmc2023
    Thomas Hackl -Particle or Wave
  • Joseph Spacek - A look inside the pyramidal cell of the cerebral cortex
  • Vitoria Murakami Olymthos - Intestinal villi of a food-allergic mouse
  • Steve Gschmeissner - Plastic Pollution
  • Cagri Yalchin - Crystallization Scene of Magnesium Nitrate dissolved in water and ethanol

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RMS Imaging Competition Winning entries displayed at mmc2023

Aug 09 2023

The RMS, delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Scientific Imaging Competition, stated that this year's entries were among the finest seen in the history of the competition. Covering all branches of microscopy, a shortlist of around 50 images - across six different categories - formed an eye-catching exhibition at mmc2023 in Manchester held in July.

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

Further details of the competition and RMS activities can be found on the link below.

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