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Biomedical Imaging Unit

Sci-Art Collaboration

The BIU has a long and successful history of collaboration with professional artists who use our microscopes to create and inspire artworks in a variety of media as well as through projections and installations.

In the past we have hosted artists in residence and we welcome enquiries from artists and students who are interested in using our facilities for one-off projects, commissions and portfolios. We especially encourage new collaborations with staff and students at Winchester School of Art.

Please explore the links below for more information on specific collaborations.

BIU staff members also enter their own images into scientific image competitions.

Kidney podocytes

Kidney podocytes

This false-coloured SEM image of podocyte cells from a kidney by ex BIU staff member Matt Macgregor Sharp won a monthly image competitiion held by electron microscope manufacturer FEI.

Magdelonid worm larva

Magdelonid worm larva

This confocal projection image of a planktonic worm larva by BIU light microscopy manager Dave Johnston won 6th place in the Olympus Bioscapes international microscopy image competition in 2014.

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