U of S student finalist in national research photo competition

A University of Saskatchewan PhD student in veterinary biomedical sciences has been named one of 20 finalists in the nation-wide showcases of images of scientific research.

By University Communications

Awang Hazmi Awang Junaidi, a U of S international student from Malaysia, has made it to the final round of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Science Exposed photo competition.

His research is focused on the development of male sex stem cells and testis in pigs under the supervision of Ali Honaramooz, a professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The image, entitled The progenitor of male germ cells (pictured above), was captured by scanning electron microscope with the help of technician Eiko Kawamura, and depicts colourful sperm stem cell building blocks with finger-like extensions, against a backdrop of grey testis cells.

Awang Junaidi is an accomplished photographer, having won first place in the People’s Choice and More Than Meets The Eye categories of the 2017 U of S Images of Research competition, and the Adventure and Sport category of the U of S Go Abroad photo contest.

You can vote for Awang Junaidi’s submission (image number 11) on the NSERC website.