This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956146.

Cold and secure: sensitive information remains intact

A laboratory qPCR machine, the Rotor-Gene Q, is shown with a sleek design featuring a metallic silver exterior and a prominent blue-lit lid. The machine is situated against a gradient grey background, highlighting its modern and sophisticated aesthetic.

The image shows a magnified tissue biopsy of the human duodenum which is embedded in crystals of a preservative solution and surrounded by ice.

Jonas Kusch - ESR 9

About the artist

Jonas Kusch examines the changes in the permeability of the gastrointestinal epithelium of people in advanced age and its impact on oral drug absorption. His research inspired the above image of a biopsy surrounded by ice crystals for an artistic touch.