the cityscape from Peter's office
THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE
Ashwin Seetharamin and Rachel Bagg
This is an oldie but a goodie. Ashwin and Rachel made this strain in ~2010 where the nervous system glows red. Peter shot the pic, jacked up the contrast, and you have a worm on fire. We love it.
Anya shot this while investigating the impact of Streptomyces natural products on the behaviour of the worms. The centre circle is a lawn of Streptomyces. False coloured blue.
Muntasir shot this image, which is the C. elegans pharynx cuticle stained with a chitin-binding dye (green) and an amyloid-binding dye (fuchsia).
HPLC CITY SKYLINE
The top half of this image is output from Andrew's HPLC diode array detector, showing the UV absorbance of endogenous worm material. We just love how it looks like a waterfront city on the horizon of some strange planet.
One of our favourite shots. This worm was raised on a kinase inhibitor drug (U0126) that disrupts vulval formation. Consequently, worm babies hatch internally and eat the mother from the inside out, resulting in this beautiful bag-of-worms phenotype.
TAKE ME TO YOUR FEEDER
This is a sagital TEM pic of a nematode's head taken by the late Kenneth Wright and Nicole Thomson in 1981. In this shot, the internal digestive structures looked like an alien (at least to us). There is a processing error in the sample that created the 'eye' of the alien. Peter false coloured different parts of the image to bring out the alien from the background. Yes, we stare at worms way too much.