The recent Euro-BioImaging “Research. Captured” competition was a great success! 106 entries were received across the three competition categories. Images and videos were shortlisted according to their visual impact, informative content and technical proficiency by a team of scientists and graphic designers.
The winner of the video category is Matyas Molnar from BioVis platform, Uppsala University, Sweden, with his video Zebrafish development. View the full video here.
Matyas Molnar is affiliated with the BioVis imaging platform at the Uppsala University. In BioVis as a senior research engineer his responsible is to help and give advice to researchers in bioimaging and microscopy related questions. He also gives regular trainings in several microscopy techniques that is available in the platform (e.g. confocal, multiphoton, lightsheet and superresolution); and involved in teaching for bioimaging courses in Msc and PhD levels. In his free time he is an enthusiastic photographer and his photo portfolio is available at matyasmolnar.com.
His time-lapse video shows zebrafish development from the first day to the second day after fertilization. A whole 3D dataset of the embryo was captured every two minutes and rendered into maximum intensity projection frames for the video. One second in the video corresponds to approximately one hour of development. White color shows blood vessel maturation, blue color shows the outline of the fish and egg (brightfield). Thevideo captured with Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1BioVis platform at Uppsala University, Sweden, 2017
“I chose to submit this video because I was truly fascinated that I could peek into the development of this zebrafish. The maturation of different biological structures is very complex, yet nature does it so gracefully.”