Winners May 2015

AS BEST IMAGE AWARD 2015 (31.05.15)

Image Title: L1 vertebral trabeculae

Description: A sphere digitally cut from a 2.5-year old human L1 vertebral centrum and coloured to highlight variation in trabecular thickness. It was created from microCT data using VGStudio and Drishti, for an ongoing project comparing the ontogeny of vertebral trabeculae in modern humans and Neanderthals.

Submitted by: Crispin Wiles

Submitted on: 31 May 2015


Image Title: Peeling octopus sucker

Description: A sucker of Octopus vulgaris analysed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was captured shedding its skin. A Cambridge Stereoscan360 (Image Access, V.3) was used for acquisition; Adobe Photoshop for pseudocolouring (sucker, green; shedding skin, yellow). This micrograph of the normal shedding process reveals the sophisticated nature of the octopus skin’s interdigitations (comparable to rete ridges in human epidermis).

Submitted by: Tanya Shaw

Submitted on: 31 May 2015