Fibroblasts and mini organs: The most beautiful scientific pictures 2019
2019-06-28 / The winners of the Best Scientific Image Contest 2019 have been announced. Here you can see the best picture.
1st place: Fibroblasts, specific cells of the connective tissue stimulated with growth factors, can be seen. Growth factors are released in injuries from blood platelets, among other things, to stimulate tissue healing. Fibroblasts are stimulated to divide, migrate into wounds and produce collagen. Fluorescence staining shows the actin cytoskeleton (green), the cell nucleus (blue) and the protein cortactin (red). Cortactin is located at the dorsal (upper) cell membrane in ring-shaped vertical waves that spread like a fire and transform the actin cytoskeleton within a few minutes. © Fabian Lukas (AG Tanja Maritzen, FMP)
Every year at the Long Night of Science, visitors can decide: What is the most beautiful scientific picture of the year?
Dozens of researchers take part in the competition, which was initiated by Professor Helmut Kettenmann and his team. The pictures place scientific material in an artistic context and thus provide an unusual insight into research. The winners will receive a Nikon Coolpix camera, sponsored by the Society of Friends of the MDC and Nikon.