Colour amongst the chaos
A false coloured scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a post mortem blood clot at 1900 times magnification. The red spiky blobs are red blood cells that have lost water, have shrunken, and became wrinkled (crenated). A blood clot is made up of many different cells and proteins such a fibrin, collagen, red blood cells and platelets. The juxtaposition of the colour against the black and white image shows the multi shaped red blood cells in different forms of deterioration. My research involves the micro anatomy of infant and adult blood vessels using various microscopy techniques.