Many congratulations to our three winners whose amazing images were displayed on NBC Universal’s high-definition screen in Times Square, New York, April 20-22.
Watch the video of the weekend and view the images displayed in Times Square.
Download a screensaver of some of this year's inspiring images below. You can also read the stories behind the images from a selection of the top 30 finalists’ cell images from the competition.
The IN Cell Analyzer Image Competition winners 2011
Winning image for Asia Pacific Leslie Caron GENEA, Australia
Winning image for the Americas Geoffrey Grandjean MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Winning image for Europe Marie Neguembor ALEMBIC - San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Vascular smooth muscle cells differentiated from human embryonic stem cells stained for DNA (blue) and the smooth muscle markers Smoothelin (red) and Caldesmon(green).
Human ovarian cancer cells stained for DNA (red) and microtubules (green).
Myoblast stained for DNA (blue), Myosin heavy chain (green) and methylated Histone H4 (red).
Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite image. Over 8,000 people cast their vote! The 2011 IN Cell Analyzer Image Competition, supported by BioTechniques, celebrated the outstanding research of scientists from across the world who use IN Cell Analyzer imaging systems in their work.
We’ll shortly be opening the 2012 GE Healthcare Cell Imaging Competition. This year, we would also like to welcome users of Applied Precision (now part of GE Healthcare) DeltaVision™ microscopy systems to our annual imaging competition.