Mini-organs are not only useful for cancer research; they also have certain aesthetic qualities – as one of the pictures in the Best Scientific Images Contest 2018 shows. This year, MDC scientists submitted 22 particularly impressive images from everyday laboratory life to the competition. The winners were selected during an exhibition held on the Long Night of the Sciences, where visitors could choose their personal favorites.
Every year, dozens of researchers take part in the competition – which was initiated by Professor Helmut Kettenmann and his team. The pictures frame scientific matter in an artistic context, thus providing an unusual insight into the work of the MDC. The winners each receive a Nikon Coolpix camera, sponsored by the Society of Friends of the MDC and Nikon.