Olympus is proud to announce the winners of its first Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award, a competition that recognizes the best in life science imaging worldwide.Olympus is proud to announce the winners of its first Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award, a competition that recognizes the best in life science imaging worldwide.

Ainara Pintor from Spain was selected as the global winner for her vibrant image of an immunostained mouse brain slice with two fluorophores, (See above). She named her winning image “Neurogarden” because it reflects the brain’s complexity.“There are over 70 million neurons in a mouse brain,” Pintor explained. “This is an example of what we can observe in the hippocampus of a single brain slice, in this case, taken from Thy1 transgenic mice.”

Pintor is thrilled to win Olympus’ first Global Image of the Year Award. “It’s a fantastic feeling that this image will cross borders and be seen all over the world!” said Pintor. For the grand prize, Pintor will choose an Olympus CX43 microscope with a DP27 digital camera or Olympus’ newly launched X Line™ objectives.

Other regional prizes included Tagide deCarvalho's (USA) A fluorescence image showing the inside of a tardigrade with colourful details.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the award-winning images and the microscope techniques used to capture them, visit Olympus-LifeScience.com/IOTY.