Competition winners reveal beauty of cells

These stunning images are the winners of GE Healthcare's IN Cell Image Competition at the High Content Analysis (HCA) Conference in San Francisco, US.

Multinucleated osteoclasts produced from bone marrow macrophages stained for actin (green) and osteoclast marker cathepsin K (red) (ASIA)

These stunning images are the winners of GE Healthcare's IN Cell Image Competition at the High Content Analysis (HCA) Conference in San Francisco, US. Each of the three regional winners, from Asia (Keiko Suzuki, Showa University, Japan), above, Europe (Dr Miriam Ascagni at the Advanced Light and Electron Microscopy BioImaging Centre of the DIBIT-San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy), below, and North America (Corey Seehus, Brain Cells Inc, US), end of article, has won a trip to New York in March to see their images shown on NBC's high-definition TV screen in Times Square.

More than 70 beautiful images generated by scientists from around the world using the IN Cell Analyser system were entered for the competition. An expert scientific panel short-listed 30 entries, which were then opened to public vote and to delegates at the HCA Conference in San Francisco. BioTechniques once again supported the competition.

"Gaining insight into the complex workings of cells in their true biological context helps scientists deepen their understanding of their chosen field of research," said Dr Stephen Minger, head of research and development, Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare.

"This year we have seen entries from diverse disciplines, including cancer research, depression, neurological diseases, obesity and dermatology. This illustrates the increasing adoption of high content analysis (HCA) as an integral tool in the research arsenal."




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