3 December 2015

2015 Picturing Parkinson's Competition

Huge congratulations to Bateson Centre PhD student Sarah Brown, runner-up in the 2015 Picturing Parkinson's Competition with her striking image Fire in the forest.

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The competition is held in memory of scientist Dr Jonathan Stevens, who had Parkinson's and passed away at the age of 34 in December 2013.

The image shows a section of a Zebrafish brain where the brain cells have been stained green. Zebrafish are used to study a protein in Parkinson’s called alpha-synuclein (coloured red). Using these fish, we can see how the alpha-synuclein protein may affect the survival of brain cells.

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