Upcoming conference by Rubén Duro (Science into Images) at the University of Valencia.

On 12 December 2019, Rubén Duro (Science into Images) will give a lecture entitled “Symbiosis through images: using images to support research” during the scientific conference “Tierra simbiótica: cómo Lynn Margulis inició una revolución científica” (Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis started a scientific revolution).
The conference has been organized by the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia with the collaboration of the Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation and has as its fundamental axis the figure of biologist Lynn Margulis, whose theories on endosymbiosis (the formation of the eukaryotic cell as a result of the symbiosis of different prokaryotic cells) and symbiogenesis (the creation of new species as a result of the transfer of genetic material between symbiontic organisms) changed the fundamental paradigm of biology during the last third of the 20th century.
Rubén Duro’s lecture will focus on the importance of observation, and its subsequent recording in still or moving images, for scientific research. This importance lies not only in obtaining images to illustrate the scientific publications of the different research groups with which he collaborates, but also in opening up new avenues of research based on the phenomena observed.
In addition to Rubén Duro, the speakers include leading figures in the field of research in different areas, such as Ricardo Amils, head of the Extremophilic Molecular Biology group at the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Centre (CSIC-UAM) and senior researcher at the Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC); Lorenzo Lamattina, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP), Senior Researcher (CONICET) and Director of the Institute of Biological Research at UNMdP; Leopoldo García Sáncho, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Complutense University of Madrid, and Begoña Vendrell, Researcher at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC).
The main event of the conference is the screening of the film “Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution”, directed by John Feldman (Hummingbird Films) in whose production Rubén Duro also collaborated. The film, which due to its long duration will be screened in two parts, tells the scientific and personal story of Lynn Margulis, one of the most important scientists of the 20th century and highlights not only her importance in the paradigm shift of biological evolution but also in the struggle of a woman in a world, the academic world, dominated by men.

Here you hace some documents related such as the PRESS NOTE, the PROGRAMME and the POSTER.

XXVI Autumn Colloquium 2019 – Banyoles

On November 22, 23 and 24, 2019, we will attend the XXVI Autumn Colloquium 2019.

This year, the colloquium will be held on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Professor Ramon Margalef López (1919-2004), and has been entitled “The scientist driving ecology at the Banyoles Pond”.

During the 3 days of the colloquium, there will be several activities to raise awareness of the ecologist and his work, such as a Roundtable on “The studies promoted by Dr. Margalef and his scientific legacy”, six papers by various biologists and socioecologists and a guided tour by boat through the pond of Banyoles, among others.

We will participate in some of the activities and we encourage you to participate too. We look forward to seeing you on 22, 23 and 24, this weekend, in Banyoles (Girona).

We leave you the complete program in PDF here in case it is of your interest.

Article about jellyfish in “Investigación y Ciencia”

Last September, the researcher Ainara Ballesteros, from the Institut de Ciències del Mar, and Rubén Duro, creator of Science into Images, published the article “La picadura de una medusa” in the journal “Investigación y Ciencia”.

The article is about the mechanism used by jellyfish to “sting”. When jellyfish want to attack a prey or when they want to defend themselves against a threat, throw some small filaments that discharge the stinging venom through their cnidocytes.

In the article, Ainara and Rubén explain their research and the solutions they provide to these stings. In addition, it contains detailed photomicrographs of the cnidocytes and venom capsules.

You can see the full article here: https://www.investigacionyciencia.es/revistas/investigacion-y-ciencia/la-red-de-la-memoria-712/la-picadura-de-una-medusa-15550

Also, you can download the article (in Spanish) in PDF:

New screening at the University of Valencia

On December 11th the film “Symbiotic Earth: how Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution” will be screened at the University of Valencia, Spain.
The documentary film has been directed by the prestigious northamerican director John Feldman (Hummingbird Films) and is distributed and licensed worldwide by Bullfrog Films.
Rubén Duro (Science into Images) is in charge of the Spanish tour of the film and will be introducing it to the attendants to the screening in Valencia.

Poster of the film

Presentation of the new website in “Maresmejant”

Yesterday, Sunday, November 10, 2019, we presented the new website on the radio program “Maresmejant”, by Mataró Ràdio.

We talked about the creation of the website, what our work is, about some of the projects we are involved in at the moment and how we record the microscopic images.

We also talked about the origin of the samples we record, how we adapt the systems to capture the images, our adaptation to new audiovisual formats and our research work in the recording process.

You can hear the fragment of the program (in Spanish and Catalan) here:

6th International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium in South Africa

Great news! Our photos have been shown at an international scientific congress at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. The researcher Ainara Ballesteros from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) presented her paper “The cnidocite of Pelagia noctiluca (Forskal, 1775) and why you should not use vinegar in case of its sting” at the 6th International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium in South Africa. Olympus BH2 and Olympus BX51 microscopes and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and OM-D E-M1X cameras were used in our studio from samples provided by the researcher.

Researcher Ainara Ballesteros giving her talk in the 6th International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium (Cape Town).


Welcome to Science into Images new website. You can now discover and learn more about the microscopic world.

Visit the section VIDEO to see the microscopic world through our eyes.

If you want to have a look at some of our photos, visit the PHOTO section.

To see some of our already done projects, have a look at the PROJECTS section.

You can also learn a little bit more about Science into Images in the ABOUT US section.

We hope you enjoy, learn and find what you are looking for in our website.