Saturday, November 27, 2010

2010 Olympus BioScapes Winners

Olympus America Inc. is in the eighth year of sponsoring a dynamic international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. Entry deadline is September 30, 2011, and First Prize is the winner's choice of Olympus microscope or camera equipment valued at $5,000. Nine additional winners will also receive valuable prizes from Olympus, and many more will receive recognition as honorable mentions.

1st Place - Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
Munich, Germany
Specimen: Frontal section of Phalangium opilio (Harvestman/Daddy longlegs) eyes
Technique: Confocal

2nd Place - Dr. Thomas Deerinck

Mr. Thomas Deerinck
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California, USA
Specimen: Rat Hippocampus
Technique: Multiphoton

3rd Place - Mr. James Nicholson

Mr. James Nicholson
Coral Culture & Collaborative Research Facility, Fort Johnson Marine Lab
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Specimen: Solitary coral, Fungia sp
Technique: Reflected illumination/epifluorescence without barrier filter

4th Place - Mr. Wolfgang Bettighofer

Mr. Wolfgang Bettighofer
Kiel, Germany
Specimen: Licmophora juegensii on red alga
Technique: Differential interference contrast

5th Place - Dr. M.R. Dadpour

Dr. M.R. Dadpour
Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Tabriz
Tabriz, Iran
Specimen: Flower primordium of Tribulus sp
Technique: Epi-Illumination, 100 z-stacked images

6th Place - Dr. Jerzy Gubernator

Dr. Jerzy Gubernator
Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw
Wroclaw, Poland
Specimen: Spirogyra
Technique: Brightfield

7th Place - Dr. Igor Siwanowicz

Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
Munich, Germany
Specimen: Eye of a common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Technique: Confocal, series projection

8th Place - Dr. Jan Michels

Dr. Jan Michels
Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Institute of Zoology
Kiel, Germany
Specimen: Adhesive pad of the first leg of a beetle (Clytus sp.)
Technique: Autofluorescence

9th Place - Ms. Yanping Wang

Ms. Yanping Wang
Beijing Planetarium
Beijing, China
Specimen: Seeds of wild flowers
Technique: Brightfield reflected light

10th Place - Mr. Laurie Knight

Mr. Laurie Knight
Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Specimen: Weevil (poss. Curculio nucum or Curculio glandium)
Technique: Episcopic illumination