Adorning a red blood cell with the world’s tiniest Mo

The team at MCN recently had the pleasure of working with Lifeblood (Australian Red Cross) and Movember on an interesting, if quirky, project with both microscopic proportions and massive challenges. The goal: fabricate and position the world’s tiniest moustache on a red blood cell. The result, as you can see from the image above, was a smashing success.

To read more about the project and how it came together, visit here.

Credit where it’s due:

Blood cell sample prep РMonash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-Electron Microscopy 

Mo fabrication – John Paul Teodosio

Mo manipulation and placement – Dr Vahid Adineh

FIB-SEM support – Dr Guangyuan Si and Dr Tatiana Pinedo-Rivera