Winners of the Huygens Image Contest 2017
Many images and movies of high quality have been submitted for this year's Huygens Image Contest which made our job to select winners not an easy one. Similar to last year, we selected a prize winner for each of the two categories, i.e., "Cells" and "Tissues and Organisms".
We like to thank all the participants for sharing their images with us.
After meticulously reviewing the images, we decided to award the two first prizes to Dr. Romain Guiet from the BioImaging & Optics Platform at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) for the category "Cells", and Dr. Dimitris Kapsokalyvas from the Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, for "Tissues and Organisms".
Dr. Guiet submitted a Huygens deconvolved Zeiss LSM710 confocal image of excellent quality that is Christmas card ready material. The image represents a HeLa cell stained for DNA, F-actin, mitochondria, and tubulin. The image is displayed below and will cover our 2017 Christmas card.
The image from Dr. Kapsokalyvas also stands out, and nicely shows the improvement after Huygens deconvolution which is emphasized with the Huygens SFP renderer. We congratulate both with winning an ASUS Chromebook.
All other participants will receive a Google Chromecast (Audio or Video).
1st Prize: Dr. Romain Guiet, BioImaging & Optics Platform – EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
1st Prize: Dr. Dimitris Kapsokalyvas, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Maastricht University,The Netherlands
3rd Prize: Dr. Tagide DeCarvalho, Department of Biological Sciencess, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
4th Prize: Dr. Gokhan Yilmaz, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK.
5th Prize: Dr. Motosuke Tsutsumi, Nikon Imaging Center at Hokkaido University, Japan
A big thanks to the participants for making this Huygens Image Contest into a great success.
We wish you all nice holidays and a happy 2018, and hope you will join the next years Huygens Image Contest (again).
The SVI team
1st Prize Winner
Image from Romain Guiet
1st Prize Winner
Image submitted by Dimitris Kapsokalyvas
Image in the category "Tissue and Organisms", from Tagide DeCarvalho
Image submitted by Gokhan Yilmaz
Movie submitted by Motosuke Tsutsumi
This movie was made with Huygens and shows fixed HeLa cells stained with Hoechst 33342 and alpha-tubulin. The 3D image was acquired with a Nikon A1 confocal (60x, NA 1.4) and deconvolved using Huygens Essential Deconvolution Express.