Cells implanted with fluorescent nanoparticles, migrating off a glass coverslip. The fluoresence is provided by Rhodamine-B dye, conjugated onto polymeric nanoparticles. You can see a cluster of nanoparticles in the top left corner. The image was taken with an inverted fluoresence microscope.
Scanning electron microscopy was used to obtain this image of a fibroblast (skin cell) sitting on a hydrogel scaffold made up of tiny
fibres. Salts from the fiborblast growth media have crystallised on
the surface of the cell to create a forest of spikey 'cacti'.
Skin cells with internalised nanoparticles. The large circle is a 10-millimetre coverslip and the bright orange dots are the fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles inside the cells. The cells are being induced to migrate off to the left of the coverslip via an external magnetic field.
False coloured scanning electron microscope image of electrospun chitosan nanofibres in a 'neural network'. These chitosan fibres were used a catalytic supports for palladium in the Heck carbon-carbon cross-coupling reaction. They proved to be highly effective substrates for catalysis.
MICHAEL BRADSHAW is a final year PhD student at the University of Western Australia where he works on therapies for burn wound healing. He is supervised by Swaminathan Iyer, Fiona Wood, and Mark Fear and he explores nano-scaffolds, polymeric nanoparticle composites and targeted anti-scar drug delivery for the goal of better skin regeneration and prevention of scars.

Michael has a degree in Nanotechnology with his undergraduate and honours studies focused on chemistry, materials science and nanofabrication. His scientific research has been featured in top tier academic journals and his scientific art has been displayed nationally.

To find out more and get in touch with Michael, you can find him at http://instagram.com/bradleybradbradbradshaw