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FBI Image Contest 2017 Results

Announcement, FBI Special Events

Dear colleagues, dear FBI community,

The National Coordination and Industry Board are proud to announce that the winners of the FBI Image Contest 2017 are:

1. Marie Irondelle – PiCT Institut Curie with “Biology’s Little Venice”

La petite Venise de la biologie © Carine Rossé, Emilie Lagoutte & Marie Irondelle, Institut Curie

La petite Venise de la biologie © Carine Rossé, Emilie Lagoutte & Marie Irondelle – Institut Curie
Confocal microscopy

Transparisation par U DISCO d’une glande mammaire murine régénérée à partir d’un transplant d’organoides mammaire murin.

2. Orestis Faklaris – Institut Jacques Monod – ImagoSeine with “The Tree of Life”

The Tree of Life © Orestis Faklaris, Nicolas Chevalier – Institut Jacques Monod
Ultramicroscope – light sheet microscopy

3D z-stack projection of transparised chicken embryo stomach. Label betaIII-tubulin – Alexa488.

3. Clémence Simon – UMR 8576 CNRS/Université Lille 1 with “When Chemistry Transcends Lignin”

Quand la chimie transcende la lignine ! 1 © Clémence Simon, Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle, UMR8576
Microscopie confocale, MIP, BLISS

Application de la stratégie de double réaction chimique BLISS aux unités p-hydroxyphényle et guaïaicyle de la lignine sur coupe de racine de lin. Observation du double marquage (+ autofluorescence) par microscopie confocale et représentation par projection maximale d’intensité. Taille de l’image : 510 x 510 microns.

FBI Industry Committee Special Prize: Nathanaël Prunet – California Institute of Technology with “Arabidopsis Inflorescence”

Arabidopsis inflorescence 1 © Nathanaël Prunet, Caltech, Meyerowitz lab
Confocal microscopy

This is a live Arabidopsis inflorescence with young flower buds developing at the periphery. Cell walls have been stained with propidium iodide (grey). Fluorescent reporters were used to monitor the expression of the APETALA3 (AP3, green) and SUPERMAN (SUP, red) genes. AP3 is required for the development of stamens (the male organs), while SUP establishes the boundary between the male and female part of the flower. This picture was acquired using live confocal imaging, which allows us to describe the expression of several genes in both space and time, in the same live biological samples, with a precise cellular resolution. It finally allows us to understand a question that has been elusive for 25 years: how the male/female boundary is established during the formation of the flower. My research aims at understanding how flower buds are patterned as they form.

Thank you to all the participants for their great contributions:

  • Dario Donnarumma, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb UMR 5221 CNRS-UM
  • Filippo Piccinini, IRST
  • Aude Nommick, IBDM – Marseille University
  • Sébastien Marais, Bordeaux Imaging Center
  • Marie Held, Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, Levy Lab
  • Patrice Mascalchi, Bordeaux Imaging Center and Frédéric Saltel, INSERM U-1053, University of Bordeaux
  • Corrado Viotti, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, CNRS, Strasbourg – P. Genschik Lab
  • Marcello Delfini & Mathieu Fallet, CIML CNRS-INSERM-AMU
  •  Jonathan Daniel, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires
  • Laurence Dubreil, APEX-UMR703 PAnTher INRA Oniris
  • Pierre-Olivier Strale, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience
  • Clémence Simon, Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle, UMR8576
  • Jérémie Teillon, INSERM U1034
  • Morgane Rabineau, Inserm
  • Eve Gazave & Nicolas Rabet, Institut Jacques Monod-CNRS
  • Nathanaël Prunet, Caltech, Meyerowitz lab
  • Françoise Geffroy, CEA-DRF-NeuroSpin-UNIRS, Midas Team
  • Valeria Davi, ImagoSeine – Institut Jacques Monod – CNRS
  • Anna Smirnova, University of Strasbourg – GMGM
  • Debora Olivier, Institut Pasteur
  • Orestis Faklaris, Institut Jacques Monod
  • Xavier Baudin, Institut Jacques Monod
  • Mathieu P. Dailly, CMAS
  • Lucie Sengmanivong, UMR 144, Institut Curie, Paris
  • Marie Irondelle, Institut Curie

Thank you also to the core facilities staff and heads for having forwarded the contest to their users and for providing them state of the art bioimaging.

The National Coordination

• January 18, 2018


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