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Cell analyzer image competition invites scientists to vote, share


Chalfont St Giles, UK – GE Healthcare Life Sciences has announced that voting for the 2011 IN Cell Analyzer Image Competition is now open at gelifesciences.com/incellcompetition. Viewers are invited to choose their favourite from 30 shortlisted images submitted by researchers worldwide.

When making their selection, voters can consider the beauty of the image, their interest in the science behind it, or a combination of the two. The winning entrants from each region (Americas, Europe and Asia/Rest of World) will be invited to New York to see their images projected on NBC’s high definition screen in Times Square.

Carmen Laethem, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, a previous winner and a judge on the 2011 shortlisting panel, said, “The images of cells that scientists produce every day on the IN Cell Analyzer can be captivatingly beautiful, some reminiscent of scenes from nature or even evoking the visual style of artists such as Jackson Pollock or Miró. Behind that beauty lies valuable data which enables researchers to, for example, better understand the mechanisms behind disease at the cellular level or conduct early screens for potential new therapies.”