Head of Microscopy Unit
Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR
Why do you enjoy cell imaging?
I believe I’m lucky to be able to visualise the inner structures and workings of cells and tissues on a daily basis. It’s fascinating to see how cells are organised at such a small length scale, and when combined with live-cell imaging techniques watching the dynamic behaviour of the cells and organelles can be mesmerising. The old adage of ‘seeing is believing’ is probably over-used, but it really can be applied to microscopy, especially when combined with image analysis techniques - both are a critical component of the biologists toolkit, relying on the preparation of high quality samples.
Any words of encouragement to inspire the researchers to join this contest?
Showcasing your research to your peers within scientific community as well as the general public is a very important part of a scientists role - to inform, engage and inspire. Contests such as this offer a great opportunity to have your work featured and highlighted across many platforms (websites, exhibitions, etc) and ensure your excellent images are widely seen. The exciting prizes should also help with your motivation!