Colour amongst the chaos

Neil Harris 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.​