|[March 12, 2014]
Spectacular Images Showing Research into Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disease and Fertility Win GE Healthcare 2013 Cell Imaging Competition
CHALFONT ST. GILES, England --(Business Wire)--
GE Healthcare Life Sciences (NYSE:GE) today announced Vanessa Auld from
Canada, Martin Barr from Ireland and Graham Wright from Singapore as the
winners of the GE
Healthcare 2013 Cell Imaging Competition. With over 23,000 votes
cast by the public, the winners can now look forward to seeing their
prize-winning images lighting up Times Square, New York at a special
event between 25-27 April 2014.
Martin Barr, St James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Image description: Lung adenocarcinoma cell stained for F-actin (green), mitochondria (red) and DNA (blue). Therapeutic focus: Cancer. (Photo: Business Wire)
For seven years, GE Healthcare's annual competition has showcased the
beauty of cells and the inspiring research of cellular biologists from
around the world. This year's competition attracted over 100 entries
from scientists who are using either high-content
analysis or high-
and super resolution microscopy to investigate at the cellular level
a wide variety of diseases such as cancer, muscle disease and the
effects of parasitic infections.
An expert scientific panel of six judges* shortlisted the finalists for
each category ahead of the public vote. The full details of the three
1st place - Microscopycategory
Vanessa Auld, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Therapeutic focus: Neurodegenerative disease.
1st place - High-Content Analysis category
Martin Barr, St James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Dublin,
Therapeutic focus: Cancer.
Regional winner (Microscopy category)
Graham Wright, Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR (News - Alert), Singapore
Therapeutic focus: Fertility.
Eric Roman, General Manager of Research and Applied Markets, GE
Healthcare Life Sciences, said:
"This year's three winning images are once again incredibly beautiful
and compelling, reminding us of the cellular complexity behind disease
and why the study of cells is so important. We were delighted to receive
so many outstanding entries to the competition, which highlights how
cell imaging is helping scientists explore the universe of the cell and
is advancing our understanding of so many life-threatening and
life-limiting diseases. I'd like to thank all the contestants for
sending us their images, the judging panel and everyone who cast a vote."
The winning images and gallery of all the finalists' entries to the 2013
Cell Imaging Competition are available at www.gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition
*This year's shortlist was selected by Paul Goodwin, Science Director,
Cellular Imaging and Analysis at GE Healthcare; Geoffrey Grandjean,
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, California and 2011
competition winner for the Americas; Julian P. Heath, Editor of
Microscopy & Analysis; Carmen Laethem, Scientist and Project Manager,
Aerie Pharmaceuticals; Kristie Nybo, Assistant Editor, BioTechniques and
Nick Thomas, Principal Scientist at GE Healthcare.
on Twitter (News - Alert) for updates on the competition and cellular science.
About the GE Healthcare 2013 Cell Imaging Competition
The Cell Imaging Competition, supported by BioTechniques, celebrates the
exceptional research of scientists across the world using IN Cell
Analyzer, DeltaVision™ Elite and DeltaVision OMX™ systems in their work.
Voting started on 14th November 2013 and continued online
until 7th January 2014. Alongside the online voting, attendees at two
conferences (ASCB, December 14-18, USA and MBSJ, December 3-6, Japan)
were also invited to vote for their favourite. The votes were combined
to select up to a possible maximum of four winners: one main
High-Content Analysis winner, one main Microscopy winner, plus a
regional winner from any region not represented by the winners of these
two categories. The three regions are; North America; Europe, Middle
East and Africa; Asia and the 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.
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. For
more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.
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