Microscopy Image Contest 2015
The Faculty of Medicine Research Office is proud to announce the winners of our 2015 Microscopy Image Contest.
In order to showcase the captivating research being conducted within our labs, we invited the University of Toronto research community to submit images captured using the new equipment in the Microscopy Imaging Laboratory in the Medical Sciences Building. Image submissions will be featured on our website in the upcoming months.
Thank you to all of our entrants and congratulations to our prize winners!
First Place - Grand Prize, $300 to the UofT Campus Bookstore and Computer Store
Garret A. Horton
Laboratory of Dr. Richard Horner, Department of Physiology
mCherry Fluorescent Protein Expression in the Hypoglossal Motor Nucleus
Fluorescence microscopy image of a coronal section of the medulla oblongata from the brain of a transgenic mouse. Expression of the fluorescent protein “mCherry” can be seen in neurons of the hypoglossal motor nucleus, shown in red. All cell nuclei are shown in blue. The hypoglossal motor nucleus is the region of the brain that controls tongue muscle activity. The mCherry expression is achieved through use of a viral vector that transduces neurons with mCherry encoding DNA. Cell
nuclei were visualized using DAPI, a fluorescent stain that labels nuclear DNA blue.
Image taken at the Faculty of Medicine Microscopy Imaging Lab (MIL) on the Zeiss Axioscan Slide Scanner.
Second Place - $200 to the UofT Campus Bookstore and Computer Store
Sae Rin Jean
Laboratory of Dr. Shana O. Kelley, Department of Chemistry
Mitochondria and Nuclei of HeLa Cells 3
HeLa cells, stained for mitochondria with Mitotracker Deep Red (red) and for DNA (blue) with Hoechst.
Image taken at the Faculty of Medicine Microscopy Imaging Lab (MIL) on the Zeiss Spinning Disk Confocal.
Third Place - $100 to the UofT Campus Bookstore and Computer Store
Laboratory of Mathieu Lupien, Department of Medical Biophysics
Basal-like breast cancer cells – Spindle type morphology
This is a cultured cell line from a basal-like breast cancer mouse model stained with CK8 and CK14.
Image taken at the Faculty of Medicine Microscopy Imaging Lab (MIL) on the Zeiss LSM 880 Elyra Super-resolution Confocal.