Dr. Lambropoulou Maria is a Pathologist in Medical Specialty. Through her microscope she reveals histological images from human cells, of substantial beauty as well as other magnificent shapes, the so called “Game of Shadows”, that are seldom formed under the coverslip from trapped air, glue and dust.
This collection of photographic work is dedicated to those who faced serious health adventures, including cancer, in dignity and in particular to those who fought and left as heroes.
The images are also available for charity purposes.
“Discovering our cells”
Whitten by Maria Lambropoulou and published by Broken Hill Publishers LTD. Nicosia, Cyprus - Medical publications P. Ch. Paschalidis, Athens, Greece.
A unique and original children’s book, which invites the little scientists, to become acquainted with our miraculous inner body, its organs and systems, by discovering the amazing beauty of our cells through the lens of a microscope.
The 1st Greek edition of this book became a best seller and has received excellent reviews from specialized educators and academics and was established as educational material for primary schools in Greece and Cyprus. The 2nd Greek edition is already available and the English version will be released soon. This book has been, also, transcribed into BRAILLE code for the visually impaired.
Furthermore, from the book’s content, a musical social message emerged, which introduces children to Covid-19 protection measures, thus contributing to the fight against the pandemic (sign language is included).
Dr. Lambropoulou Maria is a Professor at the Laboratory of Histology and Embryology, Medical Department, Democritus University of Thrace. She is extremely active in teaching and research with outstanding engagement and results. She has published > 100 manuscripts in PubMed. As, a Pathologist, in Medical Specialty, she studies the histological structure of human tissues. This microscopic study is extremely amazing, especially when is discovered that human cells, unwittingly, form shapes of equivalent beauty as that encountered in paintings. Images which are indicating that the strict Medical Science meets and flirts with Art in a very unique and magical way. The main part of the collection consists of routinely histological images that gain an artistic touch. Another part entitled "Game of Shadows," consists of entrapped air bubbles, glue and dust particles under the coverslip which their formations are amazing. Some images have been awarded in international “Art Path” exhibitions. The main purpose of this collection is, firstly, to make known to everyone the importance of Pathologists’ work, which, apart from the final diagnosis provide valuable information for selecting appropriate treatment and, secondly, to invite any who has the ability to exploit the images for charity. The collection is dedicated to those who faced serious health adventures, such as cancer, in dignity and in particular to those who fought and left as heroes.