Winner of Image in an Image competition 2021 shares ‘Fish Head’ discovery and benefits of new LED Illuminator(s)
We recently spoke with last year’s Image in an Image Competition winner – Sam Duwé, Facility Manager at the Advanced Optical Microscopy Centre, Hasselt University in Belgium.
Our imaging competition with a difference is now in its third year. Unlike competitions which solely judge the quality of the image, we also judge what you can see in the image! It’s an opportunity for your imagination to run wild and capture anything from a smiley face, the Eye of Sauron – or in this case, a fish head! All you need is a light microscopy image containing another image. By submitting your entry, you will be in with a chance to win a 3-channel Illumination System from our most popular product range. As more labs and imaging facilities switch to LED microscopy illumination, it’s the perfect opportunity to replace toxic and inefficient mercury or metal halide lamps.
In our latest expert interview, Sam explained how he discovered his ‘Fish Head’ entry, and how winning the pE-300ultra, on top of purchasing an 8-channel pE-800, has enhanced the imaging facility.
In addition, Sam also shared some tips on how you might help increase the chances of winning the Image in an Image competition. Since this year’s competition is currently running (but only until the end of July), this could be valuable information to give you the edge with your entry!
It was brilliant to chat to Sam, and learn more about his imaging facility. It also provided an opportunity for visiting PhD student Mollie McFarlane to try her hand at another form of scientific communication. Together with Medical Research Scotland, we currently sponsor her PhD at the University of Strathclyde in Professor Gail McConnell’s research group, and she recently spent a few weeks with CoolLED. We trust that once you’ve read the article, you will agree that she has done a fantastic job at writing up the conversation.