Olympus BioScapes 2009 Winners

Like Nikon, microscopes manufacturer Olympus has a yearly microscopy photo competition, this years winners are up.

First place: Dr. Jan Michels
Christian-Albrechts-University, Institute of Zoology
Kiel, Germany
Specimen: Daphnia atkinsoni (Water Flea)
Technique: Confocal laser scanning microscopy

For more go to the Olympus BioScapes 2009 Winners Gallery

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