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NCMIR researcher captures second place in the 11th annual Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition

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Winners of the annual Olympus BioScapes Competition were announced December 16, 2014, and NCMIR researcher Thomas Deerinck garnered second place for his triple labeled confocal fluorescence image of cerebellar Purkinje neurons in rodent brain. The competition, which is widely recognized as one of the preeminent photography competitions focusing on microscopic imaging in the life sciences, attracted over 2500 entries from 70 different countries throughout the world. First place went to the team of William Lemon, Fernado Amat and Philipp Keller of HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus for their light sheet microscopy of developing Drosophila embryo. This year’s judging panel was composed of an eminent group of experts in the field of microscopy and digital imaging, including Dr. Robert E. Campbell of the University of Alberta, Canada; Dr. Catherine G. Galbraith of the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon; Dr. Alison North of the Rockefeller University, New York; and Dr. Douglas Murphy of the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. In addition to second place, Deerinck also earned 3 honorable mentions for images of a variety of other subjects. Many of the winning images will be featured in the January 2015 issue of Scientific American magazine and will go on tour to a number of venues across the USA.