CHALFONT ST GILES, UK – 14th November 2013 – GE Healthcare Life Sciences, a business unit of GE Healthcare GE (NYSE: GE), today announced that voting for the 2013 Cell Imaging Competition is now open. The competition celebrates the exceptional research of scientists across the world using GE Healthcare Life Sciences cell imaging technologies in their work.
Scientists and the wider public are invited to choose their favorite image in two shortlist categories - high-content analysis and high- and super-resolution microscopy – chosen from images submitted by researchers worldwide. 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 a 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. Paul Goodwin, Principal Scientist, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
- Dr. Geoffrey Grandjean, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, California (and a past winner)
- Dr. Julian P. Heath, Editor, Microscopy & Analysis
- Dr. Carmen Laethem, Scientist and Project Manager, Aerie Pharmaceuticals (and a past winner)
- Dr. Kristie Nybo, Assistant Editor, BioTechniques
- Dr. Nick Thomas, Principal Scientist, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
View the shortlisted images and vote for your favorite at www.gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition
For updates on the competition follow @GECellBiology on Twitter.
About the 2013 Cell Imaging Competition
The Cell Imaging Competition, supported by BioTechniques, celebrates the exceptional research of scientists across the world using GE Healthcare cell imaging technologies IN Cell Analyzer, DeltaVision Elite and DeltaVision OMX systems in their work. Voting starts on 14th November and continues online until 20th December. There will be 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/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
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.