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Featured image with Jen Silverman

Posted by , on 24 May 2024

Our featured image, acquired by Jen Silverman, shows a lateral view of a tuft cell taken from a frozen tissue section and imaged using structured illumination microscopy (SIM). F-actin, labelled using phalloidin, is shown in cyan and an actin bundling protein enriched in tuft cells is shown in orange. Reconstruction of the image was performed

Featured image with Sujan Ghimire

Posted by , on 26 April 2024

Our featured image, acquired by Julien Rességuier, shows the branchial cavity lymphoid architecture of an adult zebrafish. It is a 2D projection of a 3D multi-field of view acquisition of a transversal cryosection (30 μm) that has been stained with fluorescent phalloidin (inverted LUT – grey/copper) and DAPI (blue) to reveal tissue structures and labelled

Featured image with Thibault Dhellemmes and Jérémie Teillon

Posted by , on 1 March 2024

Our featured image shows the full morphology of Relaxin-3 neurons in an entire adult mouse brain. To observe the full depth of this brain, it was made transparent by applying an optical clearing technique called Adipoclear. The sample was observed on an Ultramicroscope II light sheet microscope and is a maximum intensity projection over the

Featured image with Rossana Melo

Posted by , on 16 February 2024

Our featured image, acquired by Rossana Melo, shows a human eosinophil isolated from the peripheral blood using a negative immunomagnetic selection method and prepared for transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The image was acquired with a Tecnai G2 Spirit Bio Twin ThermoFisher Scientific (former FEI) electron microscope.

Featured image with Virginia Barrera

Posted by , on 2 February 2024

Our featured image was acquired by Virginia Barrera and was the winning image from the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario (IBR-CONICET) annual retreat. It depicts a transversal cut of a soybean, with Calcofluor White staining cellulose and Basic Fuchsine labelling lignin.

Featured images in 2023

Posted by , on 5 January 2024

In 2023, we started a featured image series and we have been delighted to highlight the microscopists that acquired these beautiful images! You can check out the full series here and in the gallery below. We are continuing the series in 2024 and would love to have nominations, including self-nominations. Send us an email at

Featured image with Julien Rességuier

Posted by , on 22 December 2023

Our featured image, acquired by Julien Rességuier, shows the branchial cavity lymphoid architecture of an adult zebrafish. It is a 2D projection of a 3D multi-field of view acquisition of a transversal cryosection (30 μm) that has been stained with fluorescent phalloidin (inverted LUT – grey/copper) and DAPI (blue) to reveal tissue structures and labelled

Featured image with Joe McKellar

Posted by , on 8 December 2023

Our featured image shows a culture of boa constrictor kidney cells that have been transfected with a fusogenic viral protein. This leads to the formation of giant multi-nucleated cells. The cells were transfected with the fusogenic viral protein (shown in gold), left several days for efficient protein expression and for cell fusion to occur, plated

Featured image with Nick Gatford

Posted by , on 16 November 2023

Our featured image shows a single human dopaminergic neuron generated from a human stem cell, acquired via super-resolution Airyscan confocal microscopy at the University of Oxford Micron facility by Nick Gatford. We caught up with Nick to find out about his research and what he is excited about in microscopy.

Featured image with Oona Paavolainen

Posted by , on 15 November 2023

Our featured image, acquired by Oona Paavolainen, shows a primary mammary gland organoid, in a collagen-I matrix, formed from a single primary epithelial cell isolated from material obtained from a breast reduction surgery. The image was taken with a spinning disk confocal microscope (3i CSU-W1 Spinning disk) using a 20x Zeiss Plan-Apochromat (NA=0.8) objective. The