My heart beats for science

microscope: Spinning Disc 1 Nikon-Roper ILAS PhotoAblation (Kruyt building)
description: This is a compilation of pictures to form a heart shape. The pictures show a zoom of a human induced-pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte, which was transduced with lentiviral vectors to express a GFP-tagged microtubule plus-end marker (end-binding protein 3 (EB3)) and tagRFP-LifeAct; an actin marker. In cardiac cells the actin cytoskeleton forms contractile units named sarcomeres, which allow the cell to beat
Author: Babet van der Vaart