Winners of 2020 Show Us Your Brain Contest

Congratulations to the winners of this years “Show Us Your Brain Contest!”

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOS & VIDEOS!!!

 

 

Intact whole-brain imaging of neurons  - First Place winner

FIRST PLACE VIDEO WINNER
Intact whole-brain imaging of neurons

Thy1-GFP mouse brain optically cleared and imaged with the Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 microscope using a Mesoscale Imaging System.

From UC Irvine, Translucence Biosystems - Sunil Gandhi, Ricardo Azevedo and Damian Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconstructing the mind of a worm  - Second Place winner

SECOND PLACE VIDEO WINNER
Reconstructing the mind of a worm

The C. elegans brain, including every nerve and muscle fiber, being recontructed by serial-section electron microscopy.

From University of Toronto & Harvard University  – Daniel Witvliet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly through a fly brain - third Place winner

THIRD PLACE VIDEO WINNER
Fly through a fly brain

These cells were reconstructed by Artificial Intelligence from Princeton University's Murthy Seung Lab using electron microscope images HHMI Janelia.

From Princeton University - Amy Sterling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cortical Forest - First Place winner

FIRST PLACE PHOTO WINNER
Cortical Forest

Mouse Layer V cortical neurons eYFP-labeled (Thy1-H) and imaged after CLARITY processing of a whole brain. Maximum projection with depth color coding.

From Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG), Linus Manubens-Gil

EMBL Mesoscopic Imaging Facility, Jim Swoger

 

 

 

 

Radiating Neurons - Second Place winner

SECOND PLACE PHOTO WINNER
Radiating Neurons

4 week old Rat Cortical neurons labeled for dendrites(red), axons(green) and nuclei (blue).

From Thomas Jefferson University - Karthik Krishnamurthy, Davide Trotti, Piera Pasinelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The waterdrop hippocampus - third Place winner

THIRD PLACE PHOTO WINNER
The ephemeral hippocampus

The Brain is everywhere to us, Neuroscientists. This exquisite 'hippocampus', with delicate dendrities is actually a waterdrop captured at highspeed.

From University of California-Irvine - Tallie Z. Baram; Jeremy Barry; Joan Morris

Credit: ©Joan Morris 2017 - www.joanmorrisartist.com