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GE Healthcare Announces the Winners of the 2011 IN Cell Analyzer Image Competition

Geoffrey Grandjean from the United States, Marie Neguembor from Italy, and Lesley Caron from Australia, each took first place in a regional category.

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Chalfont St Giles, UK – 3 February 2011 – GE Healthcare Life Sciences today announced the winners of 2011 IN Cell Analyzer Image Competition. Geoffrey Grandjean from the United States, Marie Neguembor from Italy, and Lesley Caron from Australia, each took first place in a regional category. The winning images will be displayed on NBC Universal’s high-definition screen in Times Square, New York at a special event held April 20-22 2012.

More than 8,000 votes were cast on 30 shortlisted entries, all of which were acquired using an IN Cell Analyzer system. Finalists’ images included stained rat neurons, HeLa cells and human ovarian cancer cells, used in a wide range of applications such as toxicology screening and research into the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer and neuronal diseases.

The full details of the winners are;

1st place Americas

Geoffrey Grandjean, MD Anderson Cancer Center, US
Cancer therapeutic target identification

1st place Europe

Marie Neguembor, ALEMBIC, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Molecular Biology - Cell differentiation studies

1st Asia/Rest of World

Leslie Caron, Genea, Australia
Inheritable muscle disease research

Dr Amr Abid, General Manager of Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, said “Every year we receive entries which are visually stunning and artistic but, importantly, also feature data generated at the forefront of research and development. This competition showcases both the cellular imaging capabilities of the IN Cell Analyzer systems and the inherent beauty of science.”

This year’s shortlist was selected by a panel of judges comprised of Dr. Kristie Nybo, Assistant Editor at BioTechniques, Dr. Nick Thomas, Principal Scientist at GE Healthcare and former Image Competition winner Carmen Laethem of Aerie Pharmaceuticals.

The images from the 2011 IN Cell Analyzer Competition can be seen here and will be available in a limited edition calendar and screen saver, both free* by registering at; https://promo.gelifesciences.com/EU/K11073/reg2.asp

*Offer available to eligible registrants unless prohibited by applicable local law, regulations or General Electric’s internal policies or rules relating to governments and healthcare professionals.