SIU Art in Science Awards Ceremony:" Do you see what I see"

Scientific research leads to discoveries and innovation and very little is possible without creativity. When creative minds come together, new gateways into research can be opened. Connecting diverse communities of scientists is one of the missions of the Science Innovation Union (SIU).

The SIU is hosting our first ever Art in Science Competition amongst scientists with the support of Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI). ONI are pioneers of super resolution microscopy, and share the belief that cutting-edge science should be accessible to everyone.

At the event, we will announce the final prizes. All the attendees will hear the stories behind each shortlisted artwork and hear the talk from Dr. Ricardo Bastos.

Prizes include:

The First Prize, who will win a £150 Amazon gift card and a formal dinner!

Ther other five prizes with £30 Amazon gift card each:

1. Best Scientific Impact
2. Best Visual Impact
3. Best Technology
4. Best Humoristic
5. People’s Choice ( we will need all the attendees’ vote at the event, so we need you!)

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Ricardo Bastos

After completing his degree in Biochemistry in Portugal, Ricardo enrolled at the University of Helsinki to begin his PhD in 2002. Here, he focused on alternative yeast secretory pathways by combining classic genetic screens with morphological analysis by electron microscopy. He then undertook a postdoctoral position at the University of Oxford in 2008, where he studied mammalian cells, with a particular emphasis on understanding cell division and the spatial temporal regulation of mitosis and cytokinesis. During this period, he used advanced microscopy techniques in both an in vitro and in vivo context to dissect the interplay between different proteins. Specifically, he explored novel players in cell division and elucidated how membrane trafficking, kinesins, kinases, and phosphatases work together to ensure cells can efficiently separate their genetic material and form two healthy cells. Finally, Ricardo joined ONI in 2017 and is now a Senior Application Scientist, where he focuses on helping scientists address unresolved biological questions with super-resolution microscopy.

About ONI: (

ONI’s goal is to bring the most advanced fluorescence microscopy methods to a whole new community of researchers, for whom such experiments may previously have been inaccessible. In this way, we can realize the full potential of single-molecule fluorescence for understanding cells and combatting disease at the molecular level. Our flagship product, the Nanoimager, has miniaturised Nobel Prize winning technology to provide researchers with the tools to unveil nanometric structures that were previously invisible.