HM - 2012


2012 // HM // Mr. Pierre Mahou // (Mahou, Beaurepaire) Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France // (Livet) Institut de la Vision, Paris, France
Specimen: Video: 3D rendering of developing Brainbow-labeled commissural neurons in chicken embryonic tissue. Brainbow is a process by which individual brain neurons are distinguished from one another. Neurons randomly express different colors, making it possible to flag each neuron with a distinctive color and follow its pathway through brain tissue.
Technique: Multiphoton microscopy by wavelength mixing
Co-prizewinners: Emmanuel Beaurepaire, and Jean Livet
Tags: Bird // Neuron // Multiphoton

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