Photography First Place - Metabolomic Eye
Courtesy of Bryan William Jones, The University of Utah, Moran Eye Center
This is a metabolic snapshot of the diversity of cells in a mouse eye, and the first-place winner for photography in the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The image was derived using a technique called computational molecular phenotyping (CMP).
The optic nerve head can be seen in the upper right portion of the image with the rectus muscles (red/gold) attaching to the sclera (green) on the upper left portion, and an oblique muscle in the lower left. Concentric rings of retinal layers are then represented from the sclera through to the vascular choroid to the optic fiber layer.