Thanks to everyone who entered the 2022 CAM Image Competition. The judges were very impressed with the stunning submissions we received. The following 3 images came out on tip:
1st Prize: Miniature Big Bang by Negar Mahmoudi
A ZEISS LSM800 image showing the newly induced neurons from reactive astrocytes
2nd Prize: Greetings from a Greener Past by Michael Frese
An artificially coloured scanning electron micro-photograph (from the FEI Quanta QEMSCAN) showing details of a fossilized fern leaflet, including internal casts of hypodermal cells (green; up to 20 µm wide) complete with plasmodesmata (yellow; channels that traverse the cell walls of adjacent cells to enable transport and communication).
3rd Prize: Bacteria Induced Cell Explosion by Anya Zhao
A ZEISS Ultra Plus SEM image of deadly bacterium known as Listeria (coloured in red) causes explosive cell death of an immune cell (coloured in green), revealing its condensed, yolk-shaped nucleus (coloured in blue).
Congratulations to Negar and Michael and Anya, and thank you to everyone who participated.
A gallery of all this years images will be up on the website soon.