Three students and a professor from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) won first and third place in the Cellular category and first and second place in the Amateur Category in the 2016 State Science and Technology Photography Contest.
Alejandra Lyvier Arenas López, Jessica Mariana Sánchez Jasso and Rafael Heredia Cárdenas, students from UAEM and university professor, Leopoldo Islas Flores, won four of the nine awards at the 2016 State Science and Technology Photography Contest organized by the State of Mexico Science and Technology Council (Comecyt).
The contest celebrates photographers that use photography as a tool for the promotion of science or technology, and who show the impact of science and technology on everyday life.
In the Amateur Category, the photograph “Love is in the Air,” by Urban and Regional Planning professor Islas Flores, won first place. The photograph “Saturniidae,” by geography student Sánchez Jasso won second place.
In the Cell Category, the photograph entitled “Gastrulation, Where Life is Formed,” taken by biotechnology student Arenas López, won first place. Meanwhile, the photograph, “Toxocara Canis, the Beginning of the Cycle,” by doctoral student Heredia Cárdenas, won third place.
Heredia Cárdenas’ photograph was of a female and male Toxocara canis, in a dog infected with this parasite, as part of a major research project carried out by the Parasitology and Hematology Laboratory in the Veterinary Pet Clinic (Clivac) at UAEM.
Arenas López took a photo of Xenopus laevis embryos (African clawed frog) between stages 12 and 14, in the critical moment of gastrulation (phase of embryonic development).