GE Healthcare Life Sciences announced the winners of 2011 IN Cell Analyzer Image Competition. Geoffrey Grandjean from the United States, Marie Neguembor from Italy, and Lesley Caron from Australia, each took first place in a regional category. The winning images will be displayed on NBC Universal’s high-definition screen in Times Square, New York at a special event held April 20-22 2012.
More than 8,000 votes were cast on 30 shortlisted entries, all of which were acquired using an IN Cell Analyzer system. Finalists’ images included stained rat neurons, HeLa cells and human ovarian cancer cells, used in a wide range of applications such as toxicology screening and research into the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer and neuronal diseases.
Dr. Amr Abid, General Manager of Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, said “Every year we receive entries which are visually stunning and artistic but, importantly, also feature data generated at the forefront of research and development. This competition showcases both the cellular imaging capabilities of the IN Cell Analyzer systems and the inherent beauty of science.”
This year’s shortlist was selected by a panel of judges comprised of Dr. Kristie Nybo, Assistant Editor at BioTechniques, Dr. Nick Thomas, Principal Scientist at GE Healthcare and former Image Competition winner Carmen Laethem of Aerie Pharmaceuticals.
Date: February 2, 2012
Source: GE Healthcare Life Sciences