Images of specimens entered into the 2008 Small World contest included diatoms, insects, chemical crystals, carbon nanotubules, slime mold, paper, birefringent plastic, radiolarians, embryos, butterfly wing scales, soap bubbles, and crustaceans. Judges for the 34th annual contest were Ivan Oransky (Scientific American), Alice Park (Time Magazine), David L. Spector (Cold Spring harbor Laboratory Cancer Center), and Ron Sturm (CTL Group).

2008 Contest Prize Winners

  • First Prize

    1st Prize - Michael Stringer

    Westcliff-on-Sea - Essex, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Pleurosigma (marine diatoms) (200x)
    Technique: Darkfield and Polarized Light
  • Second Prize

    2nd Prize - Paul Marshall

    National Research Council Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Carbon nanotubes, post growth (30x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Third Prize

    3rd Prize - Albert Tousson

    High Resolution Imaging Facility - University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama, United States
    Specimen: Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley) (1300x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Fourth Prize

    4th Prize - Dr. Matthew Springer

    University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, California, United States
    Specimen: Differentiation of unicellular Dictyostelium discoideum into multicellular slugs (100x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Fifth Prize

    5th Prize - Charles Kazilek

    Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona, United States
    Specimen: Japanese specialty paper fibers (Sugixawa Tenjyo) (100x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Sixth Prize

    6th Prize - Klaus Bolte

    Stittsville, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Chrysolina fastuosa (Micro leaf beetle) on a pin head (40x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Seventh Prize

    7th Prize - Dr. Margaret Oechsli

    Jewish Hospital, Heart & Lung Institute - Louisville, Kentucky, United States
    Specimen: Mitomycin (anti-cancer drug) (10x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Eighth Prize

    8th Prize - John Hart

    Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences - University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado, United States
    Specimen: Crystallized mixture of resorcinal, methylene blue, and sulphur (13x)
    Technique: Polarized transmitted light
  • Ninth Prize

    9th Prize - David Walker

    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Compact disc case detail (5x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Tenth Prize

    10th Prize - Harold Taylor

    Kensworth, Dunstable, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Orchestia gammarella (sand hopper) (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Eleventh Prize

    11th Prize - Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Diatoms on red alga (100x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Twelfth Prize

    12th Prize - Charles Krebs

    Charles Krebs Photography - Issaquah, Washington, United States
    Specimen: Rear leg section of Water Boatman (Hemiptera corixidae) (200x)
    Technique: Rheinberg illumination
  • Thirteenth Prize

    13th Prize - Milan Kosanovic

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Specimen: Recrystallized Vitamin C (10x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Fourteenth Prize

    14th Prize - Charles Krebs

    Charles Krebs Photography - Issaquah, Washington, United States
    Specimen: Closterium, diatoms and Spirogyra (40x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Fifteenth Prize

    15th Prize - Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Radiolarians, fossil shells (160x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Sixteenth Prize

    16th Prize - Richard Bulgin

    Imperial College London - London, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Transfected fibroblast with lamellipodia (100x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Seventeenth Prize

    17th Prize - Monica Pons

    Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (CSIC)- Barcelona, Spain
    Specimen: Arabidopsis thaliana root (10x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Eighteenth Prize

    18th Prize - Dr. Tamily Weissman

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology - Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    Specimen: “Brainbow” transgenic mouse hippocampus (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Nineteenth Prize

    19th Prize - Eric Kalkman

    Laboratory of Phytopathology - Wageningen University - Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Hyperbranching of the fungus Neurospora crassa (bread mold) exposed to Latrunculin B (200x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Twentieth Prize

    20th Prize - Solvin Zankl

    Solvin Zankl Images - Kiel, Germany
    Specimen: Sergestes larva (deep-water decapod crustacean) (30x)
    Technique: Darkfield

Honorable Mentions

  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez

    Institute for Microstructural Sciences - National Research Council Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Opening in wrinkled photoresist (200x)
    Technique: Nomarski with Tone Reversal
  • Honorable Mention - Matthew Cook

    Manchester Research Station - University of Idaho - Port Orchard, Washington, United States
    Specimen: Calanoid copepods (zooplankton) (50x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy with UV-b bulb placed next to stage
  • Honorable Mention - Karl Deckart

    Eckental, Germany
    Specimen: Ammonium oxalate crystal (25x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Rachel Fink

    Mount Holyoke College - South Hadley - Massachusetts, United States
    Specimen: Newly fertilized Fundulus heteroclitus (killifish) embryos (30x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Andy Fischer

    The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio, United States
    Specimen: Vertical section of a chick retina (400x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Honorable Mention - Michael Gibson

    Northamptonshire Natural History Society - Northampton, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Single desmid, a species from the genus Closterium(200x)
    Technique: Brightfield, Oblique Illumination
  • Honorable Mention - Torri Hancock

    U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - Ft. Detrick, Maryland, United States
    Specimen: Soybean leaf infected with Phakopsora pachyrhizi (Soybean Rust) (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Honorable Mention - Charles Krebs

    Charles Krebs Photography - Issaquah, Washington, United States
    Specimen: Wing scales of Urania riphaeus (Sunset moth) (100x)
    Technique: Fiber optic illumination
  • Honorable Mention - Edwin Lee

    Carrollton, Texas, United States
    Specimen: Shaving cream with water (310x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Jean Livet

    Institut de la Vision - INSERM U592 and UPMC - Paris, France
    Specimen: “Brainbow” mouse brain stem with auditory pathway axons (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Tsutomu Seimiya

    Tokyo Metropolitan University - Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Specimen: Micro-flow pattern in thinning soap film (8x)
    Technique: Simple microscope
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Jaswant Singh

    Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences - University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Specimen: Heated micropipette containing oocytes (mammalian eggs) (20x)
    Technique: Brightfield, Phase Contrast
  • Honorable Mention - Daphne Zbaeren-Colbourn

    Bern, Switzerland
    Specimen: Acrostichum aureum, mangrove fern (TS leaf midrib) (20x)
    Technique: Fluorescence with Brightfield
  • Honorable Mention - Dr. Petr Znachor

    Institute of Hydrobiology - Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Coiled filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. (600x)
    Technique: Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast

Images of Distinction

  • Laurence Acland

    Image of Distinction - Laurence Acland

    Laurence Acland Photography - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Snowflake (35x)
    Technique: Reflected and Transmissional Light (strobe)
  • Jose Almodovar

    Image of Distinction - Jose Almodovar

    Univercity of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Wood cross section (200x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Jose Almodovar

    Image of Distinction - Jose Almodovar

    University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    Specimen: Diatoms (100x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • David Almquist

    Image of Distinction - David Almquist

    Microimaginings - Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Specimen: Larva of the caddisfly Helicopsyche borealis in its case (42x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Dr. Paul Appleton

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Paul Appleton

    Division of Cell and Developmental Biology - University of Dundee - Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Transverse optical section through villi of small intestine (900x)
    Technique: 2-Photon fluorescence
  • Dr. Paul Appleton

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Paul Appleton

    Division of Cell and Developmental Biology - University of Dundee - Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Tube-like crypts in the mouse small intestine (900x)
    Technique: 2-Photon fluorescence
  • Norm Barker

    Image of Distinction - Norm Barker

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Specimen: Computer chip (20x)
    Technique: Brightfield, Fiber Optic Illumination
  • Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez

    Institute for Microstructural Sciences - National Research Council of Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Reflown photoresist (200x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Pedro Barrios-Perez

    Institute for Microstructural Sciences - National Research Council of Ottawa - Ottawa, Canada
    Specimen: Oxidation of III-V semiconductor through pin-hole (200x)
    Technique: Nomarski with Tone Reversal
  • Dr. Robert Berdan

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Robert Berdan

    Science & Art Multimedia - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Specimen: Caffeine crystals (400x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Dr. Lynn Boatner Hu Longmire

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Lynn Boatner Hu Longmire

    Materials Science and Technology Division - Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
    Specimen: Zinc Oxide single crystal thermochemically treated in Zn metal vapor (100x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Klaus Bolte

    Image of Distinction - Klaus Bolte

    Stittsville, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Hylastes nigrinus (micro bark beetle) on a pinhead (55x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Klaus Bolte

    Image of Distinction - Klaus Bolte

    Stittsville, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Glossina sp. (tsetse fly head) (40x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Dr. Matteo Bonazzi

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Matteo Bonazzi

    Institut Pasteur - Paris, Cedex, France
    Specimen: Listeria monocytogenes polymerizing host cell actin into comet tails (63x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Appie Bonis

    Image of Distinction - Appie Bonis

    Cambreur College - Dongen, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Diatom composition (500x)
  • Matthias Burba

    Image of Distinction - Matthias Burba

    Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein - Hamburg, Germany
    Specimen: Diatoms (from an 1891 J.D. Möller arrangement) (65x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. Greg Cooksey

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Greg Cooksey

    National Institute of Standards and Technology - Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
    Specimen: Laminar flow patterns of dyes moving through a microfluidic device (7x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy (transmitted illumination)
  • Doug Craft

    Image of Distinction - Doug Craft

    Doug Craft Fine Art - Lakewood, Colorado, United States
    Specimen: Melt crystal of phenol (carbolic acid) (40x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Dr. M. Dadpour

    Image of Distinction - Dr. M. Dadpour

    Faculty of Agriculture - University of Tabriz - Tabriz, East Azarbayedjan, Iran, Islamic Rep.
    Specimen: Citrus flower primordium (20x)
    Technique: Epi-illumination
  • Karl Deckart

    Image of Distinction - Karl Deckart

    Eckental, Germany
    Specimen: Soap film (25x)
    Technique: Reflected light
  • Michael Dingley

    Image of Distinction - Michael Dingley

    Blue Mountains Photomicrography - Hazelbrook, NSW, Australia
    Specimen: Quinine Crystals (100x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Dr. Laurence Dubreil

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Laurence Dubreil

    Développement et Pathologie du Tissu Musculaire - Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes - Nantes, Cedex, France
    Specimen: Section of dog skeletal muscle, immunolabeling of laminin (green), staining of nuclei (blue) (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Rory Duncan

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Rory Duncan

    University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Secretory cells with vesicles and vesicle tracks (63x)
    Technique: 4D Deconvolution
  • Dr. Sharona Even-Ram

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Sharona Even-Ram

    Hadassah University Hospital - Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Specimen: Cluster of neurons differentiated from embryonic stem cells (40x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Rachel Fink

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Rachel Fink

    Mount Holyoke College - South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
    Specimen: Loligo pealei (squid embryos), 5 days (80x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Dr. Manfred Friedrich

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Manfred Friedrich

    Schwielowsee/OT Caputh, Germany
    Specimen: Crystallized 2-Aminobutyric acid trifluoracetate (80x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Darren Gray

    Image of Distinction - Darren Gray

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Specimen: Liquid poly(dimethylsiloxane) flowing over epoxy posts (50x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Alex Griman

    Image of Distinction - Alex Griman

    Alex Kawazaki Photography - São Paulo, Brazil
    Specimen: Embryonated eggs of Oryzias latipes (Japanese rice fish) in Vesicularia dubyana (Java moss) (12x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Ralph Grimm

    Image of Distinction - Ralph Grimm

    Private Research - Jimboomba, Australia
    Specimen: Aristolochia sp. two year old stem (70x)
    Technique: Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast
  • John Hart

    Image of Distinction - John Hart

    Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences - University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado, United States
    Specimen: Crystallized mixture of chlorobenzyl alcohol, resorcinal, and sulphur (25x)
    Technique: Polarized transmitted light
  • James Hayden

    Image of Distinction - James Hayden

    The Wistar Institute - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    Specimen: Thrips (40x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Dr. Anthony Hayes

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Anthony Hayes

    Cardiff University - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Depth-coded reconstruction of autofluorescence from Helianthus sp. pollen (1500x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Sharyn Hedrick

    Image of Distinction - Sharyn Hedrick

    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Phytoplankton Ecology Lab - Edgewater, Maryland, United States
    Specimen: Climacosphenia moniligera (diatom) (320x)
    Technique: Phase contrast
  • Michael Hendricks

    Image of Distinction - Michael Hendricks

    Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory - National University of Singapore - Kent Ridge, Singapore
    Specimen: Three day zebrafish brain (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Jose Herrera

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Jose Herrera

    Truman State University - Kirksville, Missouri, United States
    Specimen: Single-spore inoculation of the microfungus, Aspergillus niger on malt extract agar (0x)
  • Dr. Kerstin Honer zu Bentrup

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Kerstin Honer zu Bentrup

    Tulane University Medical School - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    Specimen: Pig heart cells, grown to confluency (100x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Dr. Guichuan Hou

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Guichuan Hou

    Dewel Microscopy Facility - Appalachian State University - Boone, North Carolina, United States
    Specimen: Drosophila compound eyes (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • J. Claire Hoving

    Image of Distinction - J. Claire Hoving

    Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine - University of Cape Town - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    Specimen: Nippostrongylus brasiliensis (parasitic worm) (40x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. John Huisman

    Image of Distinction - Dr. John Huisman

    Murdoch University - Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
    Specimen: Amansia (red seaweed) reproductive branches (100x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Vera Hunnekuhl

    Image of Distinction - Vera Hunnekuhl

    Department of Zoology - University of Osnabrück - Osnabrück, Germany
    Specimen: Earthworm Embryo, ciliary band at the ventral midline (25x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Ales Kladnik

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Ales Kladnik

    Biotechnical Faculty - Department of Biology - University of Ljubljana - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Specimen: Chloroplasts in the leaf cells of Elodea canadensis (Canadian waterweed) (40x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Dr. Oleg Lavrentovich

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Oleg Lavrentovich

    Liquid Crystal Institute - Kent, Ohio, United States
    Specimen: Nematic liquid crystal film on glycerin surface (300x)
    Technique: Polarized light
  • Dr. Sara Lindsay

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Sara Lindsay

    University of Maine - Orono, Maine, United States
    Specimen: Marine worm muscles (Polydora cornuta) (10x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Natasha K. Loeblich

    Image of Distinction - Natasha K. Loeblich

    Architectural Research Department - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
    Specimen: Cross-section of wall paints from 18th-century theater (100x)
    Technique: Reflected light
  • Dr. Arnaud Mailleux

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Arnaud Mailleux

    INSERM U700 - Bichat School of Medicine - Paris-7 University - Paris, France
    Specimen: E13.5 mouse embryo (40x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Jan Michels Olga Lévai

    Image of Distinction - Jan Michels Olga Lévai

    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research - Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
    Specimen: Frustule and chloroplasts of a live specimen of the planktonic diatom species Coscinodiscus wailesii (20x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Torey Miller

    Image of Distinction - Torey Miller

    Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, New York, United States
    Specimen: Canada Balsam (10x)
    Technique: Rheinberg illumination
  • Dr. Juan Alberto Morales

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Juan Alberto Morales

    Departamento de Patología - Heredia, Costa Rica
    Specimen: Spirocamallanus sp. nematode (400x)
    Technique: Normarski Differential Interference Contrast
  • Jasper Nance

    Image of Distinction - Jasper Nance

    Moscow, Idaho, United States
    Specimen: Live marine polychaete worm (fireworm) (40x)
    Technique: Oblique and Transmitted Darkfield
  • Dr. Shirley Owens

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Shirley Owens

    Michigan State University (retired) - East Lansing, Michigan, United States
    Specimen: Gladiola pollen (2500x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Tomas Pais de Azevedo

    Image of Distinction - Tomas Pais de Azevedo

    Faculdade Ciencias Universidade de Lisboa - Lisbon, Portugal
    Specimen: Chick embryo (6x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Olena Palyvoda

    Image of Distinction - Olena Palyvoda

    Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems - Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Specimen: Rat embryo cortical neuronal network on nanolayered self assembled monolayers (4x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Fabrice Parais

    Image of Distinction - Fabrice Parais

    Direction Regionale de l’Environnement - Herouville-Saint-Clair, France
    Specimen: Trichoptera Odontocerum albicorne larvae (10x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Fabrice Parais

    Image of Distinction - Fabrice Parais

    Direction Regionale de l’Environnement - Herouville-Saint-Clair, France
    Specimen: Diptera Atherix ibis larvae (20x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Krystian Polak

    Image of Distinction - Krystian Polak

    Crows Nest, NSW, Australia
    Specimen: Water (4x)
  • Dr. Colin Rickman

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Colin Rickman

    Centre for Integrative Physiology - University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Immobilized E. coli cells expressing cytosolic chaperone and its cognate signal sequence (100x)
    Technique: Fluorescence and deconvolution
  • Gabriela Roca

    Image of Distinction - Gabriela Roca

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Neurospora crassa (bread mold) (60x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Dr. Gerhard Rohringer

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Gerhard Rohringer

    Retired physician - Santa Barbara, California, United States
    Specimen: Bdelloid rotifer (composite of three images) (150x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Dr. Gerhard Rohringer

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Gerhard Rohringer

    Retired physician - Santa Barbara, California, United States
    Specimen: Salt crystal (100x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Dr. Nasser Rusan

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Nasser Rusan

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
    Specimen: LLC-PK1 (pig epithelial) cells
  • Catherine Russell

    Image of Distinction - Catherine Russell & Jiangshui Huang

    Department of Polymer Science & Engineering - University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
    Specimen: Freely floating thin polystyrene film with water droplets (4x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Steven Ruzin & Paul Bethke

    Image of Distinction - Steven Ruzin & Paul Bethke

    Biological Imaging Facility - University of California - Berkeley, California, United States
    Specimen: Germinating Arabidopsis seed stained with the fluorescent dye DAPI (400x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Dr. Fatima Santos

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Fatima Santos

    Laboratory of Developmental Genetics and Imprinting - The Babraham Institute - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Mouse blastocyst (epigenetic marks) (630x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Donald Schick

    Image of Distinction - Donald Schick

    Pomona, California, United States
    Specimen: Neon bubbles (40x)
    Technique: Darkfield (multi-exposure)
  • Neil Sparshott

    Image of Distinction - Neil Sparshott

    School of Biological Sciences - University of East Anglia - Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Rat embryo cerebral cortex, cultured as monolayer and stained for astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (20x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Viktor Sykora

    Image of Distinction - Viktor Sykora

    Institute of Pathophysiology - 1st Faculty of Medicine - Charles University, Hyskov, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Soap bubbles in Petri dish (50x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Viktor Sykora

    Image of Distinction - Viktor Sykora

    Institute of Pathophysiology - 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Hyskov, Czech Republic
    Specimen: Zygocactus truncatus flower (10x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscopy
  • Andrew Taylor

    Image of Distinction - Andrew Taylor

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UCSD - La Jolla, California, United States
    Specimen: Logo on bottom of a plastic Petri plate (200x)
    Technique: Transmitted Polarized Light
  • Dr. Manuel Thery

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Manuel Thery

    CEA Grenoble - Grenoble, Isère, France
    Specimen: HeLa cell dividing on fibronectin micro-pattern (100x)
    Technique: Confocal
  • Albert Tousson

    Image of Distinction - Albert Tousson

    High Resolution Imaging Facility - University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama, United States
    Specimen: Isolated fruit fly wings (25x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Wim van Egmond

    Image of Distinction - Wim van Egmond

    Micropolitan Museum - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Mitraria larva of Owenia fusiformis (a tubeworm) (100x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Daniel Vega

    Image of Distinction - Daniel Vega

    Madrid, Spain
    Specimen: Quercus sp. leaf gall (4x)
    Technique: Indicente light
  • David Walker

    Image of Distinction - David Walker

    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Specimen: First aid dressing gauze (5x)
    Technique: Polarized Light (inverted and stretched colors)
  • Dr. Bernd Walz

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Bernd Walz

    Institute of Biochemistry and Biology - University of Potsdam - Golm, Germany
    Specimen: Living radiolarian (20x)
    Technique: Differential interference contrast
  • Peter Webber

    Image of Distinction - Peter Webber

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Specimen: Copper sulphate crystals (100x)
    Technique: Polarized Light with Modulation Contrast
  • Dr. Arlene Wechezak

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Arlene Wechezak

    Anacortes, Washington, United States
    Specimen: Actinocyclus sp. diatom shell (180x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. William B. Winborn

    Image of Distinction - Dr. William B. Winborn

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - San Antonio, Texas, United States
    Specimen: Human epididymis duct (650x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Dr. Torsten Wittmann

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Torsten Wittmann

    University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, California, United States
    Specimen: Cytoskeleton in growth factor stimulated human keratinocytes (100x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Stephan Wolfsried

    Image of Distinction - Stephan Wolfsried

    Waiblingen, Germany
    Specimen: Arsenuranospathite (14x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Dr. Klaus Yde

    Image of Distinction - Dr. Klaus Yde

    Senior Registrar - Fakse Hospital - Haslev, Djibouti
    Specimen: Fresh stamen of a local Rhododendron flower (rh strigilosum) (100x)
    Technique: Stereomicroscope

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