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Image of the Month: May 2017

The EACR Image of the Month highlights both scientifically and visually stimulating cancer research images from EACR members.

Congratulations to our May winner Atena Malakpour, a 1st year PhD student from the Department of Biology at Lund University in Sweden. She sent this beautiful immunofluorescence image of JIMT-1 breast cancer cells and human dermal fibroblasts.

We wish to thank our panel of reviewers for their help in selecting the winning image.

Are you an EACR member? Do you have a scientific image you’d like to share? Please visit our Image of the Month page to find out how to submit your image.


Winner: JIMT-1 breast cancer cells and human dermal fibroblasts

This picture shows an immunofluorescence image of JIMT-1 breast cancer cells and human dermal fibroblasts co-cultured for one week in a 3D polycaprolactone cell culture model. JIMT-1 cells preferentially made small clusters and tend to grow separately from the fibroblast with a higher proliferation rate. Fibroblasts specifically express vimentin (red, Alexa 594) while JIMT-1 cells do not (Ki67: green, Alexa 488). Cell nuclei were stained with bis-benzamide (blue). Images were taken with an Olympus AX70 fluorescence microscope.

Submitted by: Atena Malakpour, 1st year PhD student, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden

08 May 2017

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