Dr Rohit Mishra, CRANN, TCD wins SFI Research Image Competition 2012
Asteroid Belt, an image taken by CRANN, TCD was announced the winner of the SFI Research Image Competition 2012 by Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock T.D.. The announcement was made by the Minister on Monday 12th November at the annual two day SFI Science Summit which took place in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Prof Mark Ferguson,SFI, Dr Rohit Mishra,TCD, Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD
The image is of crystallized Carbamide. The colors seen in the image are real and obtained because of the crystal structures interaction with polarized light (the same technique used in modern 3D cinema glasses). Carbamide’s is a strong agent for dehybridization (separation) of double stranded DNA to individual strands as well as for denaturing proteins. Hence it is widely used as a regeneration scheme in several bio-chips and bio-sensors.
The SFI Research Image competition offers SFI-funded researchers the opportunity to submit digital images created during the course of their research.
Winning Image - Asteroid Belt