2019 | Joseph Austin
This is a microscopic image of a sub-volcanic igneous rock revealing a mosaic of actinolite, sericite and chlorite.
A biodegradable spiderweb
2016 | Daniela Loessner
This fibre is part of an engineered nano-structure called a cell scaffold. Scaffolds can be implanted in the human body for tissue engineering or drug delivery applications.
2014 | Hernan Retamales
This microscopic image shows the internal vein structure of a leaf, where water and nutrients flow like blood.
Live coral branch
2014 | Luke Nothdurft
This is a microscopic image of a live coral branch taken at the QUT marine invertebrate aquarium.
2019 | Jayanti Mendhi
This is a scanning electron microscope image of anodized titanium showing a porous titania layer and titania nanotubes underneath.
2016 | Marco Pandullo
This is an optical microscopic image of successfully grown co-crystals of ruthenium tris-phenanthroline, nickel tris-phenanthroline and diiodotetrafluorobenzene that are less than 1mm in length.
Looking for life in all the right places
2019 | Michael Jones
This X-ray fluorescence microscopy image shows trace elements that ancient microbes have left behind in triassic era rocks. These tell-tale signs of life on Earth are helping scientists working on NASA’s next Mars rover mission better understand how to seek signs of past life on the red planet.
The bone and the beautiful
2018 | Kah Meng Lee
This bone sample has been stained with Goldner’s Trichrome, which allows scientists to visualise the different tissue structures involved in bone growth and regeneration.
Red blood cells inside a porous scaffold
2018 | Tara Shabab
This image shows red blood cells attached to the inside of a porous polycaprolactone scaffold.
2019 | Tara Shabab
This scanning electron microscopy micrograph shows a 3D printed fibre which is a small part of a cell scaffold made from a clinically-approved polymer (blue) and salt particles (pink). Scaffolds can be implanted in the human body for tissue engineering or drug delivery applications.
2019 | Ming Hsu
This mixed media artwork portrays the link between technological neural networks and humanity to convey the hope that technology will enhance our lives, not produce obstacles and fears.
Sea anemone mesenteric filament
2015 | Jonathon Muller
This image shows a coiled mesenteric filament, or digestive organ, from a sea anemone.