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Striking Image Competition 2022

7th Edition


Kindly sponsored by:

Striking Image 2022 Sponsors

Hosted and organised by the Advanced Imaging and Microscopy Network (AIM), the competition celebrates microscopy excellence and promotes colour blind friendly images. Showcase your research by submitting biology-related images captured on any optical microscope across the University of Calgary!

Competition is closed.
The Awards Ceremony was held on May 12th, 2022 at 12:00

2022 Winners

Grand Prize Winner

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This image shows cord blood mesenchymal stem cells grown on microcarriers (small plastic beads ~200um in diameter) in a bioreactor. The green is a nuclei stain and the blue is an actin stain.

Erin Roberts

ACHRI First Prize

ACHRI First Prize

Zebrafish brain vasculature depicting endothelial cells (purple) and pericytes (cyan). Transgene labeling - Pericytes with pdgfrB: GFP Endothelial cells with kdrl: mCherry

Cynthia Ufuoma Adjekukor

CFI Category First Prize

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Mouse cardiomyocytes: Mouse heart cells probed for cell membrane (yellow), contractile structure and volume (red), and nuclei (blue) to study the effect of ING5 on cardiac function and recovery.

Hamed Hojjat

LCI Category First Prize

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Microglia labeled with IBA1 (orange) and glia labeled with GFAP (blue) in the dentate gyrus region of the mouse brain.

Laurie Wallace

Artistic Catergory First Prize

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Astrocytes & Oligodendrocytes. The image shows a group of oligodendrocytes (Red) and Astrocytes (Cyan) in an extensive web of countless connections, highlighting a miniature of the delicate wiring of mammalian brain

Hiba Omairi

HBIAMP Category First Prize

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Embryonic mouse neurons were allowed to grow and form processes in a media culture for 72 hours without any stimulations. The cells were then immunofluorescently stained with antibodies to visualize their structure.

Dorsa Moezzi

Open Category Winner

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This image shows cord blood mesenchymal stem cells grown on microcarriers (small plastic beads ~200um in diameter) in a bioreactor. The green is a nuclei stain and the blue is an actin stain.

Erin Roberts

2021 Winners

Open Category First Prize

RoA

Dopaminergic neurons in mouse olfactory cortex

Robert Aukema

LCI Category First Prize

CSA

Cultured astrocyte MAP2-GFAP-cell membrane tri-labelling

Charmaine Szalay-Anderson

ACHRI Category First Prize

ReA

Mouse enteric nervous system (ENS)

Reza Aghanoori

HBIAMP Category First Prize

DM

Antioxidant enzyme expression in mouse spinal cord model of multiple sclerosis

Dorsa Moezzi

CMF Category First Prize

HH

ING1a overexpression in human fibroblast cells

Hamed Hojjat

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