Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

1.) “Chick embryo” by Tomas Pais de Azevedo

Sponsored by Nikon, the annual Small World Contest showcases “the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. Here are the top 10 winners. (Pics)

The public chose the photomicrograph of a chick embryo, captured by Tomas Pais de Azevedo of Lisbon, Portugal, as its favorite image for the 2008 Competition. Pais de Azevedo is a biology student currently enrolled in a master’s course on evolutionary and developmental biology

Voters chose Pais de Azevedo’s image from the 115 finalists as selected by this year’s esteemed panel of Small World judges. Nikon recognized the image alongside the other winners of this year’s competition at an event at the Astor Center in New York City on October 15th.

Additionally, Nikon recognized Dr. Sharona Even-Ram of Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Israel, who received second place in the Popular Vote for an image of a cluster of neurons differentiated from embryonic cells.

 

 

 Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

2.) Sharona Even-Ram

Cluster of neurons differentiated from embryonic stem cells

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

3.) Michael Stringer

Pleurosigma (marine diatoms)

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

4.) Torey Miller

Canada Balsam

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

5.) Tsutomu Seimiya

 Micro-flow pattern in thinning soap film

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

 6.) John Hart
Crystallized mixture of resorcinal, methylene blue, and sulphur

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

7.) Laurence Acland

Reflected and Transmissional Light (strobe)

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

8.) Charles Krebs

Wing scales of Urania riphaeus (Sunset moth)

 

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

9.) Torsten Wittmann

 Cytoskeleton in growth factor stimulated human keratinocytes

 

 

Small World Contest for Best Microscope Photos

 10.) John Hart
Crystallized mixture of chlorobenzyl alcohol, resorcinal, and sulphur

 

Via Nikon Small World

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