GE Healthcare names IN Cell Analyser image competition winners

Winning images will be displayed in New York in April

Geoffrey Grandjean took the Americas region prize with this image of cancer therapeutic target identification

These stunning images have won GE Healthcare’s 2011 IN Cell Analyser image competition.

Geoffrey Grandjean from the US, Marie Neguembor from Italy, and Lesley Caron from Australia, each took first place in a regional category.

Grandjean, from Anderson Cancer Centre, US, won the Americas region prize, with this image of cancer therapeutic target identification.

Neguembor, from ALEMBIC, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy took first place in the Europe region for this image taken during her molecular biology – cell differentiation studies.

Marie Neguembor took first prize in the Europe region for this image taken during her molecular biology – cell differentiation studies

The winner of the Asia/Rest of World prize was Caron, of Genea, Australia for the image she took during her inheritable muscle disease research.

The winning images will be displayed on NBC Universal’s high-definition screen in Times Square, New York from 20–22 April.

More than 8,000 votes were cast on 30 shortlisted entries, all of which were acquired using an IN Cell Analyser system.

Finalists’ images included stained rat neurons, HeLa cells and human ovarian cancer cells used in a variety of applications such as toxicology screening and research into the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer and neuronal diseases.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ general manager of Cell Technologies, Dr Amr Abid, 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 Analyser systems and the inherent beauty of science.’

The winner of the Asia/Rest of the World region was Lesley Caron who took this image during her research into inheritable muscle disease

This year’s shortlist was selected by a panel of judges comprising Kristie Nybo, assistant editor at BioTechniques, Nick Thomas, principal scientist at GE Healthcare, and former image competition winner Carmen Laethem of Aerie Pharmaceuticals.

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