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Winners of the Huygens Image Contest 2018


As in past years, we've received many high quality images and movies for the Huygens Image Contest 2018, and again our job to select the winners was a challenging one. We like to thank all the participants for submitting their images for this contest.

After careful consideration, we made the decision to award the first prize to Dr. Outi Paloheimo from the Tampere Imaging Facility, University of Tampere, Finland. Mrs. Outi Paloheimo submitted a Huygens deconvolved Zeiss LSM780 confocal image of high quality that is Christmas card ready material. The image, which is displayed below and will appear on our 2018 Christmas card, represents Human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (heart cells) showing filamentous actin and nuclei. We congratulate Outi with winning an ASUS Chromebook.
All other participants will receive a bluetooth speaker for listening to their favorite Christmas music.


1st Prize: Dr. Outi Paloheimo. Tampere Imaging Facility, University of Tampere, Finland. Special thanks to the Heart Group, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, University of Tampere for providing the cells.

2nd Prize: Dr. Howard Vindin, Cell Biology Group, The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, The University of Sydney, Australia. Special thanks also to Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis, ACMM, University of Sydney.

3th Prize: Dr. Grazvydas Lukinavicius, Department of Nanobiophotonics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany.

Again, a big thanks to the participants for making this Huygens Image Contest into a great success. All participants will receive a small gift as a token of our appreciation for joining the contest.
We wish you all nice holidays and a happy 2019, and hope you will join the next years Huygens Image Contest. Images and movies for contests can be submitted all year through.

The SVI team


1st Prize Winner

Image from Outi Paloheimo

This Huygens deconvolved confocal image shows Human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (heart cells) with filamentous actin in red, and nuclei in gray. The image was acquired with a Zeiss LSM780 microscope with a 63x/1.40 oil immersion objective, 561 nm and 405 nm laser lines. Scaling X, Y 0.047 µm, scaling Z 0.150 µm (z range 8.40 µm). Image size 192x192 µm (xy). Deconvolution was performed with Huygens Essential (18.04) using a theoretical PSF and the CMLE algorithm.
This Huygens deconvolved confocal image shows Human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (heart cells) with filamentous actin in red, and nuclei in gray. The image was acquired with a Zeiss LSM780 microscope with a 63x/1.40 oil immersion objective, 561 nm and 405 nm laser lines. Scaling X, Y 0.047 µm, scaling Z 0.150 µm (z range 8.40 µm). Image size 192x192 µm (xy). Deconvolution was performed with Huygens Essential (18.04) using a theoretical PSF and the CMLE algorithm.


2nd Prize Winner

Movie submitted by Howard Vindin


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3rd Prize

Image from Grazvydas Lukinavicius

Huygens deconvolved image of fruit fly tissue stained with Tubulin probe (magenta) and tracheole (yellow). This high resolution and quality image was acquired using a STED 775 QUAD scanning microscope (Abberior Instruments GmbH).
Huygens deconvolved image of fruit fly tissue stained with Tubulin probe (magenta) and tracheole (yellow). This high resolution and quality image was acquired using a STED 775 QUAD scanning microscope (Abberior Instruments GmbH).