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Runner-Up

Runner-Up

Ms Anya Suppermpool, Cell and Developmental Biology

Synaptic Nightlife

At night, while we sleep, our brain cells are busy rearranging their connections to each other, forming and forgetting new and old memories. The ‘Synaptic Nightlife’ was captured using lightsheet microscopy from the hindbrain of a live zebrafish larva at night. We are peaking into the hustle and bustle world of neurons (red and cyan) in creating and disassembling new and old connections called ‘synapses’ (small cyan specks).

Produced: Lightsheet microscopy

 


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