Winner of the FENS-EJN Image Competition announced!
01 October 2020
01 October, 2020 in FENS News
The FENS Communication Committee and the European Journal of Neuroscience Editorial board are delighted to announce the winner of the FENS-EJN Image Competition!
Winning image of the FENS-EJN Image Competition
Congratulations to Silvia Rodriguez-Rozada (Centre for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, Germany), for her image “Evolution of Cajal’s drawings”!
“With this image I want to illustrate the large advances made in imaging methods over the past century, allowing modern neuroscientists to look at neurons in ways that Cajal could have only dreamed of. The composition was created by mirroring an image of two pyramidal cells of a mouse hippocampus. Using the technique of single-cell electroporation, the DNAs encoding a fluorescent protein and an opsin fused to a different fluorescent protein were introduced in these neurons. The left image shows opsin fluorescence intensity as inverted gray values to create a Cajal’s drawing-like appearance. In the right image the fluorescence protein is shown in blue and the opsin is shown in orange.” – Silvia Rodriguez-Rozada, Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (DE)
The jury of the FENS-EJN image competition met during the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum and selected this image as the overall winner, for its aesthetic qualities and its link to Cajal and the 100-year anniversary of his drawings. Look for the image on the cover of the European Journal of Neuroscience early next year!
Images to be featured on the new FENS website
The following images were selected to be featured on the new FENS website.
Interested to find out how each image was created and what it is about? Find us on instagram every Tuesday starting 6 October to learn more!
The FENS-EJN Image Competition
The FENS-EJN Image Competition was held for the first time in 2020. Over 80 images were submitted, from a wide range of topics. The FENS Communication Committee and the EJN Editorial Board would like to thank all the participants for the quality of their submissions.