Observing a living embryo under the microscope is breathtaking. How does one organism with various parts, complex organs and behaviours builds itself from a single cell?
In my research, I capture photos and videos of developing embryos to understand how they work. However, only a few of these photos are eventually published in research papers, while the vast majority remains hidden in hard drives.
For this reason, since my master’s thesis I participate on initiatives to explore the potential of such images for science outreach. For example, the itinerant photographic exhibit Ocean: hidden life and the online platform for marine biology Cifonauta. In addition, I always try to put my photos and videos available online:
- Photos and Videos (tags on this website)
- YouTube ans Vimeo (where I put most of my videos)
- Cifonauta (material from my master’s thesis with echinoderm development)
- Wikimedia Commons (material from my doctorate with a greater diversity of creatures)
- Flickr (older images)
Below you can find a few highlights of this endeavour.