Competition features both high-content analysis and high- and super-resolution microscopy cell images for the first time
Life scientists encouraged to share cell images with friends and family as an insight into their work
Chalfront St Giles, UK – 22 November 2012 – GE Healthcare Life Sciences, a business unit of GE Healthcare GE (NYSE: GE), today announced that voting for the 2012 Cell Imaging Competition is now open at gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition.
Scientists and the wider public are invited to choose their favourite image in two shortlist categories – high-content analysis and high- and super-resolution microscopy – chosen from images submitted by researchers worldwide. Their selection can be made on any basis, whether it is the beauty of the image, the type of research involved, or the technical skills required to generate it. The winners will be invited to see their images displayed on NBC’s high definition screen in Times Square, New York.
The judging panel which shortlists the images is drawn from past winners, academia, editors of peer reviewed journals, and GE scientists. This year the panel comprised:
• Dr Christine Nybo, Assistant Editor, BioTechniques
• Dr Julian Heath, Editor, Microscopy & Analysis
• Dr Leslie Caron, Research Scientist, Genea Stem Cells (and a winner in 2011)
• Dr Nick Thomas, Principal Scientist, Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare
• Dr Paul Goodwin, Science Director, Applied Precision, part of Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare
Dr Amr Abid, General Manager of Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, said, “High-content and super-resolution cell imaging are pioneering technologies that help scientists explore the universe of the cell, to better understand complex cellular mechanisms, and advance the understanding of disease processes. Whether it is the aesthetics or the science that draws people in, we hope that both scientists and the wider public will be inspired and informed by this year’s images.”
View the shortlisted images and vote for your favourite at www.gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition
For updates on the competition follow @GECellBiology on Twitter.
About the 2012 Cell Imaging Competition
The Cell Imaging Competition, supported by BioTechniques, celebrates the exceptional research of scientists across the world using IN Cell Analyzer, DeltaVision Elite and DeltaVision OMX systems in their work. Voting starts on 22nd November and continues online until 19th December. Alongside the online voting, attendees at two conferences (ASCB, December 15-19, USA and MBSJ, December 11-14, Japan) will also be invited to vote for their favourite. The votes will be combined to select a maximum of four winners. One main High-Content Analysis winner and one main High-Resolution and Super–Resolution Microscopy winner. In addition, there will be regional winners from regions not represented by winners of these categories. The three regions are; North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia and the rest of the world (including Australia and New Zealand). Details of the judging panel can be found here and full terms and conditions can be found here. To vote or see images from past winners, go to www.gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition
About GE Healthcare
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Tim WatsonAssociate Partner