Art in Science Competition
Art in Science Competition: Find the beauty of science through art
All participants in the ECCR 24th virtual meeting are encouraged to showcase the artistic side of science by submitting to The Art in Science Competition!
Images will be displayed on the ECCR webpage, all participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite image and the winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.
Submission information to follow shortly.
Click here to find out more about the 2021 Virtual Meeting.
All participants in the ECCR 23rd virtual meeting were encouraged to showcase the artistic side of science by submitting to The Art in Science Competition!
Many congratulations to the Winners:
Dr Rheure Lopes – Blood vessel: The masterpiece
This image represents a vessel, and the blood is highlighted in red. The most important types of vessels, arteries and veins, carry blood away from or towards the heart, respectively. They are responsible for the transport of blood and consequently nutrients and oxygen throughout the human body. Blood vessels are a God masterpiece since all of the body’s tissues rely on their functionality and, therefore they are needed to sustain life. In our studies we aim to evaluate how deregulation of intracellular levels of ROS, calcium and sodium impacts vascular health and contributes to cardiovascular diseases.
For this image, It was used 8-Hydroxyguanosine as a biomarker of oxidative stress and the blood was highlighted in red.
Dr Livia De Lucca Camago
The image shows vascular smooth muscle cells from human subjects that were stained for Nox5 (perinuclear) and NaK ATPase as a plasma membrane marker. Dapi was used to stain the nucleus. I used an effect on PowerPoint to get the lines more defined and changed the colours on GIMP software.
Dr Heba Shawer – Keeping an eye on vascular remodelling
Mirrored image of blood vessel wall thickness following injury of femoral artery of transgenic lineage-tracing murine model. This powerful murine model enabled fate tracking of cells in blood vessel wall following disease development.