February 10th 2023
BRCCH Image Contest 2022 Winners
The BRCCH was inspired by all the visuals submitted by BRCCH early career researchers to the second edition of the BRCCH Image Contest. We warmly thank everyone for participating.
A range of excellent images visually reflected the hard work and research done in BRCCH projects ranging from lab, clinical, field and modelling activities. Three winning images were selected based on aesthetics and alignment with the BRCCH scientific scope.
Marta S Palmierim (Swiss TPH) is working on a PII project. Her image shows a glimpse into a cross-sectional study conducted by her and her colleagues in the Kibaoni ward in Tanzania. Research assistants collected samples from participating children to check for different parasitic diseases such as soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis, intestinal protozoa infections, malaria and lymphatic filariasis. Dr Palmeirim is doing similar research in Uganda to study a combination drug treatment against soil transmitted helminths. Credit: MS Palmeirim
Keith Gunapala (University of Basel) is working on a PEP project. His image shows a mass of human embryonic stem cells that form in vitro and develop some of the organizational and molecular properties of organs, i.e., an organ precursor in a petri dish. These so-called embryoid bodies are useful models for Dr Gunapala's work studying Fragile X Syndrome and investigating potential therapeutic approaches. Credit: Nissim Benvenisty Lab, Azrieli Center for Stem Cells and Genetic Research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prasad Nalabothu (University Hospital Basel) is working on a MIP project. Here, he and a mother check the fit of orthopaedic palatal plate to treat the baby’s cleft lip and palate until surgery can be safely performed. During his research visit to the project’s partner, the Cleft and Craniofacial Centre at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, India, he and colleagues applied a digital workflow involving artificial intelligence to produce the palatal plate using a 3D printer. This process was developed by the MIP project and achieved the project’s early milestone of adoption outside of Switzerland. Credit: P Nalabothu and Dr Praveen Ganesh.
About the 2022 Winners:
Dr Prasad K. K. Nalabothu is a research scientist at the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at University Hospital Basel. His primary research background is in cleft and craniofacial orthodontics, which he specialized in during his training in Taipei, Taiwan. He did his master’s degree in lingual orthodontics at the University of Basel and his skill set is complemented by his PhD in smart implants for tissue expansion in cleft palate defects of newborns. He currently contributes his expertise to a Multi-Investigator Project.
Dr Keith Gunapala is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof Verdon Taylor at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel. In the context of a Postdoctoral Excellence Programme project that he co-leads, his research interests lie in understanding human brain development using organotypic culturing and cerebral organoids. He aims to use these platforms to better understand normal human brain development, neurodevelopmental disorders, and find novel therapeutic strategies. He holds a PhD from the University of Basel in neurobiology.
Conditions of submission are addressed below, but feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any remaining questions.
BRCCH Image Contest’s conditions of submission:
- Early career researchers involved in BRCCH-funded projects are eligible to submit image entries.
- Several images can be submitted as a single entry.
- We welcome all types of images (e.g. photography, microscopy, computer-generated images, graphics).
- Minimal resolution of 300 dpi is required and any image file format (RAW, EPS, TIF, PNG, etc) can be submitted.
- If people are shown in the image and are identifiable, they must have given explicit consent to be photographed.
- Images should not show sensitive or confidential information or data.
- Images generated from BRCCH-funded photoshoots are not eligible.
- Images submitted to the BRCCH may be used for BRCCH communication projects (e.g., BRCCH Annual Report, flyers, website). Images will not be used for any commercial or for-profit purpose.
- Images remain the copyright of the researcher. BRCCH will credit the image accordingly.
- BRCCH will never share the images with third-parties (e.g., news media) without the explicit consent of the researcher.
- * Winners of contest receive support to attend a scientific conference of their choice with justifiable costs reimbursable up to a maximum of 500 CHF.