NCYC image shortlisted in the BBSRC’s “Images with Impact” competition

Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC1026

Saccharomyces cerevisiae – NCYC1026

An image of a traditional British ale yeast strain from NCYC has been shortlisted as a finalist in the in the BBSRC’s Images with Impact competition.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC1026 is a strain used in brewing, and is one of 4,000 strains collected and maintained in the NCYC collection. Voting for the competition is now open at

The yeast  image was taken by IFR’s Kathryn Cross, using a scanning electron microscope, from a sample prepared by NCYC. The image was false coloured by Carmen Nueno-Palop, to highlight the features of the yeast. The yeast cells are dividing by budding, and the scars visible on the cell surface are from previous cell divisions.

The public vote is now open for the BBSRC Images with Impact competition. Anyone can vote for the winning pictures online at

The competition sought images that represented how life sciences are changing the world, in areas like: food, farming, bioenergy, biotech, industry and health.

The shortlist has been selected by an esteemed panel of judges. Now the public get their say and can vote for the category winners and runners up.

This competition captures the exciting developments and challenges happening in bioscience today, with images from the Great British public, its students and its researchers.

The three category winners will go on to be shown at the Great British Bioscience Festival in London on 14-16 November where visitors will vote to decide the overall winner.

Voting will close on 31 October 2014 so get sharing and voting.

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