Here are photographs I took during our visit to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to record This Week in Microbiology #40. We roamed around campus scouting locations befo... Read More
Under the microscope, an E. coli cell lights up like a fireball. Each bright dot marks a surface protein that tells the bacteria to move toward or away from nearby food and toxins. Using a new imaging technique, researchers can map the proteins one at a time and combine them into a single image.... Read More
Nikon Small World Image of Distinction 2011 photomicrography competition, Sinclair Stammers, Science Photo Library, UK
Nippostrongylus brasiliensis (rat nematode parasite) (560x)
Technique: Differential Interference Contrast Read More
Gram-negative rods, possibly E. coli. (approx. 1000 X). Taken from the Wistreich Collection. Read More
The Human Microbiome Project has spent two years surveying bacteria and other microbes at different sites on 242 healthy people. The chart below hints at the complex combinations of microbes living in and on the human body.
The New York Times - Science Read More
Gram-stained preparation of Bacillus subtilis showing rods, and spores (empty areas). (approx. 1000 X). Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Perhaps Jerry Lee Lewis's rock n' roll classic will soon be topping the charts of virologists world wide! Read More
Coccidioides immitis. Spherule in lung abscess endospore. Gridley stain. (400X) Read More
mycoplasma arthritidis. Light micrograph. Crystal violet methylene blue strain. Note colonial morphology and classic 'fired-egg' appearance of isolated colony after approximately 10 days worth of growth on agar Read More
Two zygospores of Basidiobolus haptosporus. Lactophenol cotton blue stain Read More
Brown hyphae of Exophiala jeanselmei. Hyphae in wall of 'cyst' Read More
Telophase HeLa (cancer) cells expressing Aurora B-EGFP (green) (100X), Deconvolution. 36th annual Nikon Small World competition 11th place photography winner.
Paul D. Andrews, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK Read More
The winners of Olympus' annual live sciences photography competition are in, with the top 10 submissions revealing an entire world of microscopic wonder.
It's the 10th year of Olympus' BioScapes international digital-imaging competition — where photographers from around the globe can send in ... Read More
Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing micro-colonies (spherules) characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae Read More
A computer model shows side and top views of two different proteins produced by anthrax bacteria. The green molecule is "protective antigen" (PA), which spontaneously forms pores that penetrate organic membranes such as cell walls. The yellow molecule is "lethal factor (LF)." When a voltage is a... Read More
Here I try to bring microbiology into Hallowe'en with costumes in class, and some bioluminescent microbial art of famous microbiologists! Read More
A multitalented scientist and inventor, John William Draper worked as a chemistry professor at the University of New York, where he conducted research in numerous fields, ranging from medicine and philosophy to spectrum analysis and photography. This photograph displaying the physiological chara... Read More