The Beauty in the Small Things

Christian Harrison - PhD Student

The Beauty in the Small Things

As a molecular microbiologist, I’m often making up dyes and stains for various applications in my research. It is an everyday process that many never think twice about. But the patterns and colours that arise during the preparation these dyes have a beauty that is often overlooked.

Here, I present a series of photos of a variety of dyes and stains commonly used in biology. How many can you recognise?