Olympus to Present Light Microscopy Award

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Olympus will launch its first Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award to recognize life science imaging.

Olympus, a global technology company, announced its launch of the first Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award to recognize the best in life science imaging worldwide. 

According to an Aug. 6, 2019 press release, those interested can enter through Jan. 31, 2020 by uploading images at Olympus-LifeScience.com/IOTY. Participants can upload up to three images to the online form, accompanied by a brief explanation that describes the equipment used to take the photo. The entries will be judged by a panel of science and art representatives who will evaluate the entries based on artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact, and microscope proficiency.

The panel consists of photographer Ron Caplain; Geoff Williams, a bioimaging facility manager at Brown University; Urs Ziegler, the head of a microscopy imaging facility at the University of Zurich; Stefan Terjung, the operational manager of an advanced light microscopy facility at EMBL Heidelberg; Hiroaki Misono, a graduate school professor of brain science at Doshisha University; Zhu Xueliang, a professor at the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yalin Wang, Director of Biomedical Research Core Facilities at Westlake University, Hangzhou, China; and Wendy Salmon, a light microscopy specialist of a bioimaging facility at MIT.


Those participating can win a CX43 microscope with a DP27 digital camera, X Line objectives, or an OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera.

Source: Olympus