CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 8, 2013 — Four widely respected researchers in the fields of microscopy and imaging have joined the judging panel for the 10th annual BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, Olympus announced last week.
A panel including James E. Bear, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Brian Matsumoto, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the University of California, Santa Barbara; Alison J. North, Ph.D., of The Rockefeller University in New York City; and Lei Zhu, Ph.D., of Florida State University in Tallahassee will gather later this month to review more than 2000 life science images and movies submitted to the contest from around the world.
Ralph Grimm of Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia, won first place in the 2012 Olympus BioScapes competition with his video of differential interference contrast on colonial rotifers showing eyespots and corona. Still picture from video courtesy of Olympus.
The image that best captures the confluence of science and art using any magnification and brand of compound light microscope will win the top prize of $5000. Nine other submissions win prizes, and several dozen honorable mentions will also be awarded. Winners will be notified in late October and announced in December.
Each entrant can submit up to five still images, image sequences or movies. For more information, visit: www.olympusbioscapes.com