2012 Small World In Motion Competition

Imaging of the formation of the anterior hindbrain from a flat sheet of neural plate cells in a zebrafish embryo

Fengzhu Xiong

Affiliation
Harvard Medical School
Department of Systems Biology
Megason Lab
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Technique

Confocal Timelapse

Magnifaction
400

The video demonstrates the formation of the anterior hindbrain from a flat sheet of neural plate cells in a zebrafish embryo. In particular, we view the patterns of the nervous system, which are important for understanding human disease.  Membrane and nuclear fluorescent proteins were used to label the cells.