A heart of ...

What picture do you pick if you can only choose one and that has to represent your institute? This is what we asked ourself over and over again this morning. 

For the next annual university calendar, we were asked to present our science with a representative picture. On short notice of course.

Our first thought was: Let's take something that has to do with our latest publication. So we created a circular plot of our new Myocardial infarction risk-gene. But we figured it was too artificial. What about the sequence harbouring the disease-causing mutation? But even if you shade each base with a different color, it's still not beautiful.

Looking at microscopy pictures of heart cells did not reach our standard either. But then we saw some fresh fluorescent images and one in particular made our hearts beat faster: