FENS-EJN image competition 2022: discover the winner image!

10 May 2022


The FENS Communication Committee and the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) are delighted to announce that the winner of the FENS-EJN Image Competition 2022 is Sandra Süß with the image “Hidden Species”.  The image will be featured on the cover of the European Journal of Neuroscience, the FENS website and at the FENS Forum 2022 congress centre in Paris, France!

Winning image

Hidden Species

“Exploring the brain as a neuroscientist sometimes feels like being an astronaut exploring the universe looking for new species. The image reflects an immunohistochemically processed mouse brain slice showing PKC-delta immunoreactive cells (blue) in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Using an AAV-based fluorescent labelling, serotonergic axon terminals (yellow) arising from the dorsal raphe nucleus were visualized. The photomicrograph was captured with a confocal laser scanning microscope, rotated by 90 degrees, and mirrored vertically to create a face-like structure”. Sandra Süß

The nine shortlisted images

The following images have also been selected to be featured on the FENS website and the FENS Forum 2022 congress centre in Paris! Interested to find out more about each image’s creative process and topic? Watch our Instagram every Thursday, starting on 12 May!

Get a glimpse in the slideshow below!

Audience Vote

You can vote for the best audience image until 22 May, and the winner image will be featured on the cover of an EJN Virtual Issue. Vote your favourite here!