Congratulations to the following winners and place-getters of the annual Centenary Institute Scientific Image competition. The competition is designed to recognise the incredible research of Centenary’s scientists, as well as to showcase their artistic and creative abilities. We hope you enjoy the incredible and striking images below.
First Place Winner: Mia Nguyen, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program
Image Title: Ad Astra to the Stars
Image Description: Human erythroleukemia cells with giant multi-lobed nuclei.
Second Place: Dr Rohit Jain, Immune Imaging Program
Image Title: Liver Artwork
Image Description: Sinusoidal endothelial cells (red) and Kupffer cells (green) within the liver.
Third Place and Staff Pick Winner: Dr Jonathon Teo, Lipid Metabolism and Neurochemistry Laboratory
Image Title: Communication Highway
Image Description: Neurons in the brain with their long trailing axons and dendrites.
People’s Choice Winner: Nursafwana Zulkhernain, Immune Imaging Program
Image Title: Nome’s Goldfields
Image Description: Muscle tissue stained with antibodies that mark blood vessels and lymphatics.
Research from the Centenary Institute has found that the human enzyme DPP4 does not enable COVID-19 infection in our bodies.
Professor John Rasko AO has led a world-first clinical trial into engineered stem cell treatment use, treating 15 patients with steroid resistant acute graft-versus-host disease.
Centenary Institute research has discovered that the lack of an enzyme in the liver called sphingosine kinase 2 results in pronounced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both symptoms of early stage type 2 diabetes.