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2017 Nikon Small World Competition

Published: 10 October 2017
Growing cartilage-like tissue
Growing cartilage-like tissue using bone stem cells collagen fibers in green and fat deposits in red

Nikon's Small World Competition is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.

Catarina Moura from the Bone and Joint Research Group was awarded two prizes in this international competition, taking the ninth place award for "Growing cartilage-like tissue in the lab using bone stem cells (collagen fibers in green and fat deposits in red". Please click here to view, and a image of distinction award for "Cartilage-like tissue grown in vitro using bone stem cells". Please click here to view.

Catarina is currently completing her PhD at the University of Southampton, investigating the potential to apply non-linear imaging techniques to characterise skeletal stem cells as a new means to improve diagnostics in bone/cartilage repair and regeneration strategies.

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