Mr. Pierre Mahou, Dr. Emmanuel Beaurepaire, and Dr. Jean Livet
(Mahou, Beaurepaire) Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
(Livet) Institut de la Vision, Paris, France
Specimen: Video: 3D rendering of developing Brainbow-labeled commissural neurons in chicken embryonic tissue. Brainbow is a process by which individual brain neurons are distinguished from one another. Neurons randomly express different colors, making it possible to flag each neuron with a distinctive color and follow its pathway through brain tissue.
Technique: Multiphoton microscopy by wavelength mixing