When science exhibits its images…


The African Trypanosome parasite, that for more than twenty years now has been the subject of research by the Laboratoire de parasitologie de l’Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – Center for Microscopy and Molecular Imaging (CMMI), is at the centre of our attention.

Not for its devastating effects in Western and Central Africa (responsible for sleeping sickness), but for the harmony and flexibility of its movements. Indeed,  the microscopic image capture of this parasite in the blood by the Belgian team of researchers from the ULB has won for the first time the prestigious award « FEI Image Contest 2015 ». 

Every year, FEI, world leader in three-dimensional microscopic imaging,  invites researchers in the whole world to submit  their best images captured using the technologically advanced FEI instruments.  And among the 200 selected images, Belgium was particularly succesful.  

« Marjorie Vermeersch, Daniel Monteyne and I hold probably one of the nicest jobs: looking into the infinitely small wonders, marveling each time » reports David Pérez-Morga, researcher at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

A meeting of the fascinating world of scientific research and  aestheticism.