Many thanks to everyone who entered the NDM photography competition. The images that were submitted were of a high standard and will be added to the NDM image bank so that they can be used on the websites and merchandise in the future. The winners of each of the 'Oxford Life' 'Student Life' and 'Lab Life' categories will receive an iPod shuffle whilst the overall winner will also receive an iPad.
The overall winner of the competition for his image of osteoclasts was Clarence Yapp. The judges were really impressed by this image and felt that it was visually striking and that it really captured the 'Endeavour, Discover, Inspire, Engage' motto of the Department. The primary function of osteoclasts is to reabsorb bone as part of the body's way of maintaining a healthy skeletal system. The picture is a confocal microscopy image of human osetoclasts differentiated from monocytes with the multi-nuclei in blue and actin-ring in green.