Art in Science Competition

Art in Science Competition: Find the beauty of science through art

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

Dr Livia De Lucca Camago  

Dr Heba Shawer – Keeping an eye on vascular remodelling

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.