When Parisa’s sister Mona – who is a visual artist – saw the images her sister created as part of her study, she realised that they could be repurposed to create a work of art.
The image visible here is a composite of lateral pentascolopidial organs, a wing imaginal disc pouch, and an epithelial wound in a Drosophila larva. The organs are arranged here like eyelashes. Cells surrounding an epidermal wound appear as the iris and pupil of this artistic eye.
Credit: Parisa Kakanj, Mona Kakanj/EMBL If you have a stunning picture of your science, your lab or your site, you can submit it here.